Climate and Clean Energy Legislation - 2009
On June 26, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES). This is a historic, decisive attempt to move the U.S. to a clean energy economy, to both protect the environment and revitalize our economy. Green For All and Transportation Equity Network (TEN) support this bill, despite its flaws, for many reasons. Two of these reasons stand out. First, we need to take immediate action to repair our deteriorating atmosphere, even if that action is not as ambitious as it should be. And second, this bill takes a first step not just towards a green economy, but also towards a fair economy.
TEN has been a key partner in the national coalition that shaped the Green Construction Careers Demonstration Project. Please help us strengthen this language and establish a national model on jobs for low-income people, minorities and women.
Call your Senators: Strengthen and pass the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act! 1-866-220-0044 or 1-877-851-6437
On September 30th, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and John Kerry (D-MA) introduced The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act to the U.S. Senate.
Thanks to their leadership, this critical bill is ambitious and strong. It will help America fight climate change and bring jobs, health, and wealth to all of our communities.
We cannot let this bill be weakened or derailed as it passes through the Senate. And we need to make it stronger by maximizing investments in green job creation and training.
Please urge your Senators to strengthen and quickly pass a bold Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.
Please strengthen and quickly pass the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act.
As it moves through the Senate, we ask you to keep the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act strong, and make it even stronger by maximizing funding for green job creation and training.â¨â¨ Please be sure the bill maintains the following key provisions, which invest in America's green-collar workforce and ensure access to local, quality jobs for our communities.