Volume 20, Number 2 — January 14, 2012
Your Help is Needed this Session
This session’s anti-environment bills are largely a rehash of bad ideas that were defeated or vetoed in the 2011 Legislative Session. Some bills seek to encourage coal development and weaken clean energy laws such as the State’s renewable energy standard. Others take aim at our constitutional rights. Many bills rising from the ashes are aimed at weakening local land use laws. Fortunately, some legislators do want to address climate change. Ending the oil and gas tax holiday and preventing oil and gas companies from wasting natural resources with unnecessary flaring are just some of the good ideas emerging this session.
If you want to be a “citizen lobbyist,” attend one of our lobby days (see information below) and help us push good ideas forward or defeat one or two of the many anti-environment bills.