U.S. Senators Tina Smith of Minnesota, Angus King of Maine, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon just introduced a piece of legislation called The American Energy Efficiency Act
. In short, the bill would enact a national energy efficiency resource standard (EERS), forcing everyone to actual conserve energy and the effect would be huge
!Sign on if you'd like to support this incredible piece of legislation aimed at slowing down our emissions.
About half of the United States have state level laws like this that help curb energy usage, but implimenting a nation wide law would help even more! A national EERS would get gas and electricity companies to cut down on waste as well as lower consumer bills and lower the amount of fossil-fuels used. This law would cut down national emissions by a third - that is an incredible amount of energy saving going on.
Not to mention the bill would be such a win for consumers, not only would it help protect our environment but it would save us money. In a continuing climate of wealth inequality, regular Americans can use any kind of financial savings offered to them. There will likely be pushback from large corporations who stand to lose money and that's why we, the populous, need to speak up and show our politicians we support this act.
Ever since Trump took office, we've been heading the wrong way in terms of protecting our environment. Bills like this are a huge step in the right direction and we owe it to each other and our posterity to support this kind of positive legislation.Please sign on to tell U.S. legislators that you support the American Energy Efficiency Act!