I’m writing to ask you to co-sponsor the Bush-Crow-Sanders Energy Security and Independence Act (S. 938).
This bill will take on the climate crisis, deny revenues to authoritarian petrostates fueling war, and create good-paying, union jobs by on-shoring clean energy manufacturing and production and investing in energy efficiency. It will protect communities from volatile, expensive energy prices from unsafe sources by using money set aside under the Defense Production Act.
To achieve energy security and independence, the ESIA will:
Invest $100 billion in reinvigorating the domestic clean energy industrial base using the Defense Production Act
Create a Domestic Renewable Energy Industrial Base Task Force to coordinate an all-of-government approach that engages environmental justice communities, manufacturers, scientists, engineers, planners, and labor unions to plan and implement a transition to 100 percent renewable energy
Provide $10 billion in loans and grants to bolster the domestic renewable energy system component manufacturing supply chain with strong corporate governance standards and benefits for taxpayers
Provide $30 billion to weatherize and insulate 6.4 million homes over the next 10 years to save working families nearly $2 billion each year on their utility bills
Invest $10 billion to procure and install millions of heat pumps, significantly reducing consumption of imported fossil fuels
Create good, union jobs by requiring high-road labor standards for all funded projects
Fulfill EJ40 commitments by investing at least 40 percent of funds in environmental justice communities
It’s a great and necessary bill. Please support it vocally and work to get it passed. Thanks.
▶ First sent on March 31, 2022 by Jess Craven