New Coalition: Clean Energy Works
Polluters have already poured hundreds of millions of dollars into their campaign to stop clean energy legislation. How can we fight back against that kind of dirty money?
Through strength in numbers. The National Wildlife Federation is joining dozens of faith, labor, veterans, conservation, sportsmen, farm, business, youth, community, and other groups are launching a new coalition:
The group — dubbed Clean Energy Works — marks perhaps the most ambitious effort yet to enact legislation that would cap greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. The coalition has enlisted organizers in 28 key states to help build support for a cap-and-trade bill, and is scheduled to launch paid television ads this week. It also plans to bring 100 veterans to Washington this week to lobby, and has held town halls and rallies in several states.
“Public support for clean energy legislation is overwhelming,” said David Di Martino, the group’s spokesman. “Unfortunately, an army of special interests are doing everything they can to block comprehensive energy reform. This campaign will mobilize the voices of those millions of Americans who want to put us back in control of our economy, our security, and the future of our planet.”
Stay tuned for more details on how you can help! In the meantime, follow Clean Energy Works on Twitter.