This, sir, is incase you don't read emails until you get back from vacation. See you in September.
Kossacks feel free to copy my text and paste it to your own representative's email form
Dear Representative Levin:
I am writing to reassure you that you have my support if you intend to be strong and refuse to bend on any new oil legislation that involves new drill sites. In fact, in my opinion, the only legislation I am looking for as a sign that my House of Representatives is doing the wise and important thing to course correct our energy future -- is that which focuses on renewables and new technologies that do not use fossil fuels.
I am not swayed by the republican party's smooth pitch that was taken straight from a page of Oil Company talking points. And I become concerned when some democratic politicians drop hints that they may support new off shore drilling, even as a negotiating tool to garner new agreements. The risk of damage to the environments around the drill sites is far too high to risk there not being a major spill catastrophe. Oil company executives have the luxury of down playing that possiblity, because they stand to make billions from selling these new finds to China. But I will still be back here in good old USA with the shores and beaches I grew up around.
Thank you for being strong, for heeding fmr. VP Al Gore's wisdom and information, and for keeping your eye on the ball that will make this Democratic Congress, and the next, the era of politicians that snatched our country out of the jaws of republican disaster, and set her on a course for a new energy age.
So rest up! Have a great vacation. Then come back and be ready to stand up to the republican taunts, the press' prodding -- both accusing the Democrats of "failing to do the peoples will on energy", and blaming you for somehow being responsible for high gas prices. This is one constituent who knows who's responsible for high gas prices; the Oil Comany Giant, and the lobbyists and republicans that feed it.
No to Oil!!!