Tell congress to vote on Obama's Climate Budget
President Obama’s last budget, unveiled last week is a positive, $4.1 trillion plan that actually kicks ass and Acts On Climate.
Specifically Obama’s #ActOnClimate budget:
- Levies a $10/barrel tax on crude oil and invests $20 billion in alternative transportation options like high speed rail.
- Eliminates $39 billion of special tax breaks for Big Oil companies.
- Invests $750 million to help frontline communities around the world adapt to climate impacts.
The bad news is that Congressional Republicans pronounced this budget “Dead on Arrival” before they’d even had a chance to read it. Speaking of the Oil tax in particular, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise said “The president will try anything he can—even stretch the limits of his power—to keep American-made energy trapped in the ground. But we won’t let that happen.”
Actually, leaving fossil fuels in the ground and investing in clean energy instead is EXACTLY the kind of action we need right now. Sign here to tell Congress: Inaction is not an option - give Obama’s #ActOnClimate budget a vote!