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Key Vote "NO" on the Udall/Platts Renewable Energy Standard Amendment
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Key Vote "NO" on the Udall/Platts Renewable Energy Standard Amendment

On behalf of nearly 850,000 FreedomWorks members nationwide, I write to urge you to VOTE NO on the Udall/Platts Renewable Energy Standard amendment to the energy package being considered in the House this week. The proposed amendment would create a mandate requiring the use of renewable portfolio standard for generating electricity starting in 2010 with the goal of forcing electric utilities to produce 20 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.

08/01/2007
Fear and Loathing at Live Earth
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Fear and Loathing at Live Earth

BY Matt Kibbe

“I think that they should take a look at what their companies are doing and just ask themselves as human beings whether or not this is the way they want to spend their lives, if this is the way they want to earn a living, if this is the kind of contribution they want to make to the society in which we live.” -- Al Gore

07/10/2007
Panda-monium from FreedomWorks North Carolina
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Panda-monium from FreedomWorks North Carolina

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.  Twenty-two Freedomworks members from 3 chapters-- McDowell, Macon and Buncombe Counties-- rallied for sensible energy policy and against recent votes in Congress to place price controls on gasoline.  FreedomWorks received press coverage from WLOS TV  ABC and the Asheville Tribune as they rallied outside Congressman Heath Shuler’s Asheville office. 

07/05/2007
Corn Ethanol Mandates Don't Make Sense
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Corn Ethanol Mandates Don't Make Sense

No better example of nonsensical energy policy is the federal indulgence with corn ethanol fuel, a heavily subsidized product that is a net loser for the economy, the environment, and for our energy security.

06/27/2007
Key Vote "NO" on Energy Cloture Votes in the Senate
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Key Vote "NO" on Energy Cloture Votes in the Senate

This week, the Senate is debating a series of crucial cloture votes on the future of U.S. energy policy. On behalf of the more than 850,000 Freedom Works members nationwide, I urge you to vote ‘NO’ on cloture for the Senate Finance Proposal, the Reid substitute, and S. 1419. This legislation would damage efforts to secure reliable and efficient energy sources by imposing a series of tax increases that penalize domestic production while diverting resources to more costly alternative fuel sources.

06/20/2007
Letter to U. S. Senate on S. 1419, the Making Energy Less Affordable Act
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Letter to U. S. Senate on S. 1419, the Making Energy Less Affordable Act

View the letter as a .pdf Washington, D. C. 14th June 2007Dear Senator: The undersigned organizations are writing to share our concerns about S. 1419, the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection, and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007, sponsored by Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). This bill should be titled the Making Energy Less Affordable Act.View the letter as a .pdf Washington, D. C. 14th June 2007Dear Senator:

06/18/2007
FreedomWorks North Carolina Disappointed in Shuler Vote
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FreedomWorks North Carolina Disappointed in Shuler Vote

Energy prices are driven primarily by a balance between supply and demand. With Americans facing record energy prices, Congress should embrace policies that will expand production and boost energy supplies. FreedomWorks activists have been visiting congressional offices in recent weeks to deliver the message that we need a sensible energy policy that promotes secure and reliable forms of energy at stable prices. What is not needed is sound bit politics that will create red tape and drive up the costs of energy.

06/18/2007
Key Vote YES on the Gas Price Act of 2007
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Key Vote YES on the Gas Price Act of 2007

On behalf of nearly 850,000 FreedomWorks members nationwide, I respectfully urge you to VOTE YES on the Gas Petroleum Refiner Improvement and Community Empowerment Act of 2007, or the Gas Price Act, Senator James Inhofe’s (R-OK) amendment to the energy bill currently before the Senate. This amendment would help stem the rise of gas prices by pushing for energy independence through an increase in domestic refinery capacity. This amendment would encourage more domestic oil production by easing the regulatory permitting process for the expansion of present refineries as well as the construction of new facilities. In addition, it would spur broader capacity and efficiency by reducing environmental permit hurdles and encouraging construction on closed military bases.

06/13/2007
The dirty truth about carbon offsets
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The dirty truth about carbon offsets

BY Matt Kibbe

The "do as I say but not as I do" philosophy of the liberal elite is on the rise. Consider President George W. Bush's 2005 proposal to fix Social Security by allowing workers a right to invest their own payroll tax dollars into personally owned, diversified stocks and bonds. These efforts were met with howls of indignation by wealthy liberals. The market, they argued, was too risky, and workers not quite bright enough to manage their own money. Never mind the aggressive stock strategies and fat returns on investments the elites themselves reap.

06/12/2007
Architect of Denver’s Global Warming Plan Seeks to Benefit Financially
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Architect of Denver’s Global Warming Plan Seeks to Benefit Financially

Denver’s new global warming “Climate Action Plan,” is compromised from the top. The co-chairman of the task force, Benita Duran, is also an executive with the global firm CH2M HILL. Headquartered in Denver, CH2M HILL’s businesses include carbon offset consulting, renewable energy services, and supply- and demand-side energy management. The firm had over $4.5 billion in revenues last year. CH2M HILL is also a “major donor” to Mayor John Hicklenlooper’s political campaign giving $1,500 on April 30, 2007.

06/11/2007

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