Pass the American Power Act Now



America has faced big challenges before, and as a nation we have always risen to meet them head on. Today, climate change and our addiction to oil pose some of the greatest threats to maintaining our way of life. The U.S. is currently borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Middle East to burn in ways that are destroying our planet. This cycle drastically weakens our national security, is crippling our economy, and has a direct effect on American families.  Additionally, the poor in this country and around the world, who are 20 times more likely to be impacted by natural disasters, are the ones most affected.  These common interests have led religious leaders and people of faith to join our veterans and military leaders in calling for clean energy legislation. Responding forcefully to the threat of climate change is not only a necessity, it is a test of our national character.  The question for our generation is, will we have the courage to face the forces that threaten our way of life and do what is necessary and right to put America on the road to clean, renewable energy?

It's time for a smarter approach

In the wake of the greatest environmental disaster in the nation’s history, Sarah Palin continues to promote domestic drilling as the solution to America’s energy needs.  But she knows that domestic drilling will not even begin to address our dependence on foreign oil. We need a smarter approach to energy independence. The BP oil spill puts in sharp focus why political slogans do not make good policy. Read more

It's time for action on clean energy + climate

Clean energy legislation is good for the environment, bad for dictators.  Every day the Senate waits to pass clean energy legislation, Iran’s repressive regime makes $100,000,000.00 more on the global oil market. The current Iranian regime has been designated by the State Department as a “state sponsor of terrorism” and continues a legacy of oppression, despite strong protests by its citizens. Read more

It's time for action on clean energy + climate

“There’s really nothing conservative – and certainly nothing evangelical – about a laissez-faire view of a lack of government regulation, because we, as Christians, believe in sin.” – Dr. Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico creating the worst environmental disaster in US history. In addition to the ecological devastation, the spill is crippling the economy all along the coast. In the last year, Big Oil and Gas spent $154 million in lobbying. We can no longer allow the oil companies to put profits over people. Read more

Resources

A Moral Responsibility

Faithful Americans Speak Out

See What the Bible Says

Bible Studies and Lessons

National Security

CNA Report

Reenergizing America’s Defense

Facts on Climate Change

Energy Security Threats

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