Has it been effective? You bet.
It wasn’t more than a couple of years ago that almost all educated Americans understood the peril in which we’ve placed our civilization via our ever-expanding use of fossil fuels. Almost everyone was conversant with the dangers associated with weakened national security brought about by our dependence on foreign oil, the damage to our collective health caused by coal, and perils represented by climate change, ocean acidification, etc. Three or four years later, we have people who ran for president of the US who promised to close the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, in order to enable a free market economy to regulate itself.
What makes people who think and speak like this credible? Disinformation. Factual errors being spouted out with amazing speed and dexterity. The dangers of our current energy policy are being covered up by the most powerful industry on Earth, with the largest and most vigorous PR smear campaign since the Nazis in the 1930s.
Not only is a huge swath of the American electorate influenced by these lies, but, as suggested above, so are our elected leaders.
EnergyFactCheck.org contains a large and expanding set of “myth-busters,” presented in a very intuitive, easy-to-use format. I hope you’ll check it out.
Then I hope you’ll take this one step further. In the space below, edit my words such that they speak for you personally, and then use the form to send your message to your representatives, your senators, and the president.
You’ll be glad you did.
Express Yourself To Your Elected Leaders
Most thoughtful Americans wonder why the United States is actively refusing to lead the world in energy-related technology. It really IS a strange phenomenon, isn’t it? There are numerous, obvious reasons that we need to move steadily away from fossil fuels (health issues, national security, climate change and uncountable other forms of environmental damage), and an equally clear imperative to decommit to nuclear (safety and cost). Americans are anxious for change here – especially considering the huge number of jobs that will be created as we migrate to clean energy. Yet our leaders are content to bicker across the aisle in Congress while the rest of the world races past us in the most important industry in today’s business universe.
There is hope, and it comes from people like you and me who raise our voices and demand progress in this arena. We at 2GreenEnergy encourage you to express your viewpoints to your elected representatives, and we hope you find this page helpful in communicating some of those feelings.
We urge you to:
Start by modifying the text below in any way that suits you
Dear: I’ve noticed that the oil and coal industries spend a fortune through their PR firms and lobbyists to discredit the alternatives represented by renewable energy. Every day I come across utter lies suggesting that clean energy means job loss, socialism, and bloated, oppressive government. As one of my trusted leaders, I’m sure you’re exposed to the same garbage that I am. I’m writing to make you aware of a new website that you can use to debunk some of this stuff yourself: EnergyFactCheck.org. When we look at the raw facts, it’s extremely clear that we’ve put our civilization in grave danger with our ever-expanding use of fossil fuels. There are real dangers associated with weakened national security brought about by our dependence on foreign oil, the damage to our collective health caused by coal, and perils represented by climate change, ocean acidification, etc.. EnergyFactCheck.org contains a large and expanding set of “myth-busters,” presented in a very intuitive, easy-to-use format. I hope you’ll check it out. Thanks, Click on this icon to copy the above text to your computer’s clipboard.
Contact Your Representative
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