The voices of a new clean energy future – June 15, 2010

The Huffington Post“The Gulf Spill: Hitting Bottom in Our Addiction to Oil”

By Wendy Gordon, green consumer movement leader

“With the American Power Act, we have a bill in the Senate, finally, that uses market mechanisms to manage our energy use. If we want to get out of denial and reap the rewards of going into recovery–and ensure our children a life without this spiraling addiction–we each need to conserve energy, yes, but what we really need to do is support our Senators in passing a strong bill that puts a price on carbon.”

Politico“Taking Environmental Responsibility”

By Rep. Mike Honda & Fabien Cousteau.  Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) is a member of the House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition. Fabien Cousteau, founder of Plant a Fish, a nonprofit organization that seeks to replenish undersea life in environmentally stressed areas, is a third-generation ocean explorer, filmmaker and environmental advocate.

“In 10 years, when we look back on the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, hopefully we can note that 2010 is when it all changed — when American policymakers and people finally figured it out.”

“The water, the air and the land won’t repair themselves anytime soon. We must foster advocacy, conservation and restoration of our natural world in every decision going forward.”

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