Look who’s organizing now

Pro-business groups are taking a page from the grassroots playbook.

A new alliance called Energy Citizens, funded by the American Petroleum Institute, is organizing protests in 19 states aimed at the U.S. climate bill.

A rally is being planned in Richmond for September 3.

The group’s goal is to pressure the Senate to defeat the climate bill approved by the House, which would create a cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emissions.

From the Energy Citizens website:

As Energy Citizens, we support policies that promote jobs and affordable energy for American consumers and businesses.

Unfortunately, the recently passed U.S. House of Representatives climate bill is a badly flawed 1,427-page piece of legislation that will drive up the price of energy, deter American job creation and send jobs overseas and bring greater stress to a still struggling economy.

About 3,000 oil company employees flocked to the first protest held yesterday in downtown Houston, the Wall Street Journal reported.

From the WSJ:

A lot of them were bused in by their employers and asked to send letters to their Senators urging them to vote down the Waxman-Markey bill passed by the House. Country music star Trace Adkins, a former oil worker, set the tone in a video: “We need to remind (Washington) that the laws they pass can hurt real people, people like you and your families.”

The rally, carefully orchestrated by the American Petroleum Institute and other organizations, is part of a 19-state campaign that seeks to stir opposition against the Waxman-Markey climate bill while Senators on their summer break take the ideological pulse of their constituents.

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and the Virginia Trucking Association are listed on the website as participating organizations of the alliance.

Interestingly, Richmond-based Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy companies, backs the climate change bill and advocates only minor changes.

Read more here: Big Oil’s 20-State Effort to Scuttle Climate Change Bill

Pro-business groups are taking a page from the grassroots playbook.

A new alliance called Energy Citizens, funded by the American Petroleum Institute, is organizing protests in 19 states aimed at the U.S. climate bill.

A rally is being planned in Richmond for September 3.

The group’s goal is to pressure the Senate to defeat the climate bill approved by the House, which would create a cap and trade system for greenhouse gas emissions.

From the Energy Citizens website:

As Energy Citizens, we support policies that promote jobs and affordable energy for American consumers and businesses.

Unfortunately, the recently passed U.S. House of Representatives climate bill is a badly flawed 1,427-page piece of legislation that will drive up the price of energy, deter American job creation and send jobs overseas and bring greater stress to a still struggling economy.

About 3,000 oil company employees flocked to the first protest held yesterday in downtown Houston, the Wall Street Journal reported.

From the WSJ:

A lot of them were bused in by their employers and asked to send letters to their Senators urging them to vote down the Waxman-Markey bill passed by the House. Country music star Trace Adkins, a former oil worker, set the tone in a video: “We need to remind (Washington) that the laws they pass can hurt real people, people like you and your families.”

The rally, carefully orchestrated by the American Petroleum Institute and other organizations, is part of a 19-state campaign that seeks to stir opposition against the Waxman-Markey climate bill while Senators on their summer break take the ideological pulse of their constituents.

The Virginia Farm Bureau Federation and the Virginia Trucking Association are listed on the website as participating organizations of the alliance.

Interestingly, Richmond-based Dominion, one of the nation’s largest energy companies, backs the climate change bill and advocates only minor changes.

Read more here: Big Oil’s 20-State Effort to Scuttle Climate Change Bill

Your subscription has expired. Renew now by choosing a subscription below!

For more informaiton, head over to your profile.

Profile


SUBSCRIBE NOW

TERMS OF SERVICE:

ALL MEMBERSHIPS RENEW AUTOMATICALLY. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR A 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL AT THE RATE IN EFFECT AT THAT TIME UNLESS YOU CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY LOGGING IN OR BY CONTACTING [email protected]

ALL CHARGES FOR MONTHLY OR ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS ARE NONREFUNDABLE.

EACH MEMBERSHIP WILL ONLY FUNCTION ON UP TO 3 MACHINES. ACCOUNTS ABUSING THAT LIMIT WILL BE DISCONTINUED.

FOR ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR MEMEBERSHIP PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]




Return to Homepage

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Micah on behalf of the ACC
Micah on behalf of the ACC
13 years ago

The American Chemistry Council (ACC), which represents the energy-intensive chemical industry, recognizes the need for legislation supporting energy efficiency, conservation and diversity (e.g. alternatives and renewable, nuclear, carbon capture and sequestration and combined-heat-and-power). However, ACC would like to see revisions made to the Senate version of the bill. Changes particularly need to be made to the emission allowance provisions. Without sufficient emissions allowances for US manufacturers, US industrial production, jobs and greenhouse gas emissions would be transferred to more carbon-intensive nations. In their efforts to curb global warming, legislators must be careful to limit the negative effects on business and… Read more »