Last year, the House of Representatives came together and said enough is enough. Passing historic clean energy legislation (The Waxman-Markey, American Clean Energy & Security Act) that invests $190 billion into clean energy like wind, solar, geothermal and other advanced technology. Plus another $20 billion in advanced fuel efficient vehicles like plug-in hybrids and all-electric cars and trucks.
When Waxman-Markey is combined with the fuel economy and renewable fuel standards Democrats successfully put in place, America will save more than 5 million barrels of oil a day, more than we already import from the Middle East and Venezuela combined.
We need a declaration of independence from foreign oil. It’s time to encourage a new generation of minutemen and women to deploy solar, wind and geothermal power. Stamping this renewable revolution with the words “made in the USA.”