July 7th, 2010 – The voices of a new clean energy future

The Olympian- Letter to the Editor: We need a new vision of a clean energy economy

By Sisters Mimi Maloney and Katherine Gray, Olympia

“We need a new vision of a clean, green, renewable and sustainable economy that will create millions and millions of new jobs (that cannot be outsourced), even as we make the necessary transition to a post-petroleum world.”

“Powerful and vested interests will tell us there are no alternatives to our fossil fuel based economy, but there are, and together we can change, not only these stories, but the direction in which we are headed.”

Lexington Herald Leader“Spill’s Clarity: Put a Price on Carbon”

“The disaster in the Gulf of Mexico reminds us — at the rate of more than a million gallons of spewing oil a day — why this country desperately needs a change of energy policy.”

“The best market-based way to reduce “climate pollution,” the heat-trapping gases produced by burning fossil fuels, is to impose a price on carbon. Legislation passed a year ago by the House, but stuck in the Senate, does that.”

The Voices of a New Clean Energy Future is a series from individuals who understand the importance of passing comprehensive climate and clean energy legislation – business leaders, politicians, policy experts, and concerned citizens like you. EDF is proud to highlight their voices and contributions to the climate and energy debate.

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