Wednesday May 22, 2013
Tell Senator Wyden: Step up and be a Leader on Climate and Energy PolicyJack Dresser, Ph.D. for Salem-News.com
Wyden recently signaled a willingness to compromise with Senate Republicans.
(EUGENE, OR) - Friends and family, season’s greetings from the proposed NW coal export corridor.
As the incoming chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Oregon's own Senator Wyden is uniquely positioned to chart a different course for Oregon and the rest of the country.
But Senator Wyden hasn't stepped up to lead on climate and energy. He opposed a comprehensive environmental review of coal exports, has expressed concern about the impact of natural gas exports on consumer prices but hasn't flatly opposed them, and has heaped praise on fracking.
Worse, he's recently signaled a willingness to compromise with Senate Republicans to pass a new energy bill. It's critical for Senator Wyden to hear from his constituents that he can and should take a stand against expanding fossil fuel extraction and exports.
For some persuasive information, my recent PowerPoint slide presentation to prevent coal exports from the NW is attached.
Jack Dresser, Ph.D.
Behavioral Research Scientist
Veterans for Peace Working Group on Palestine and the Middle East
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