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Capital Hill Watch Alert

Energy Policy Act of 2003 

The House of Representatives and the Senates is expected to consider the Energy Policy Act of 2003 as early as this week.  To view a summary of the proposed Energy Policy Act of 2003 agreement visit Proposed Energy Policy Act of 2003.  The measure over the next decade is proposed to be upwards of $20 billion.  

The bill provides money to promote the use of ethanol, financial incentives for the first nuclear power plant construction in 25 years, tax credits for the purchase of hybrid cars, and a requirement to reduce by 20 percent the federal government's energy use in its buildings.  

For the use of renewable fuels such as solar, wind and hydrogen, the measure contains tax breaks that were set to expire.  And the measure does not allow for oil and gas exploration in the Artic National Wildlife Refuge.  

Passing an energy bill just for the sake of it is not enough.  The legislation contains several anti-energy polices.  Subsidizing alternative energy, nuclear power and to promote ethanol usage will not meet the future energy demands of this nation.   

What Can You Do?  

Urge your senators and representative NOT TO SUPPORT the Energy Policy Act of 2003.  

Contact Information:  

Capitol Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers will direct you to the Capitol Hill operator. Ask for your senator's and representative's  office.)  

To go to your senators' websites, find their E-mail or to find out who your senators are... http://www.senate.gov/contacting/index_by_state.cfm    

To go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out who your representatives are... http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.html  

To electronically mail your U.S. House of Representative, go to http://www.house.gov/htbin/wrep_findrep.  

Addressing Correspondence:   

The Honorable (full name)
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510 

Dear Senator (last name):  

Addressing Correspondence:   

The Honorable (full name)
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515  

Dear Representative (last name):


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