The New Power Project

March 5, 2002

The Senate is set to begin debating the Energy Bill TODAY. Please
send a fax to your senators urging them to pass a bill that
emphasizes energy efficiency and renewable energy and keeps the oil
industry out of the Arctic Refuge.

Take Action!

Read this letter from Tom Petty, Mike Diamond, and BarenakedLadies:

Dear Friend,

Please join us in stopping a reckless energy plan from passing the
Senate. Instead of solving the challenges posed by America's demand
for energy, this short-sighted plan proposes that we develop some of
the last pristine wilderness left in America, the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge. We can't let this happen.

Please join us in taking action now by forwarding this email to
everyone you know and sending your senators a free fax at

This dangerous energy plan has already been passed by the House of
Representatives, and was written with the help of oil industry
lobbyists. The Senate is our last line of defense. If we don't act
now, our world will be forever changed.

There are alternatives. Senate Majority Leader, Tom Daschle, has
introduced an energy bill that would jump start investment in clean
electricity. This bill includes a "renewable portfolio
standard," which would require utilities by 2020 to increase by 10
percent the electricity generated by wind, solar, and other forms of
renewable power. In fact, many scientists believe that it is
technologically and economically feasible to reach a 20 percent
increase by 2020. And by raising the fuel economy standards for new
cars, SUVs, and trucks to 40 mpg, we would save 4 million barrels of
oil a day by 2020 - more oil than we import from the Persian Gulf
each day and could expect to get from drilling in the Arctic National
Wildlife Refuge, combined!

We need your help in convincing the Senate to protect the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and support a clean energy plan.
Please forward this email to your friends, and go to


Tom Petty, Mike Diamond, the BarenakedLadies


The New Power Artists: REM, the Roots and Live join the effort that
has already included the Dave Matthews Band, Blues Traveler, Moby,
Trey Anastasio (from Phish), Jackson Browne, Alanis Morissette, James
Taylor and others

and American Oceans Campaign, American Rivers,
Defenders of Wildlife, Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, Environmental
Defense, Greenpeace, League of Conservation Voters, National Audubon
Society, National Environmental Trust, National Parks Conservation
Association, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense
Council, The Ocean Conservancy, Physicians for Social Responsibility,
Sierra Club, The State PIRGs, Union of Concerned Scientists, The
Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund


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nation's most influential environmental groups in the crucial battles
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