You know, I’ll never understand why people are so opposed to environmentalism. It’s not a political thing, folks, it’s a common sense thing. Treat the world poorly and it’ll come back and bite us in the ass. If you want to make it political, wouldn’t it be nice to free ourselves from our dependency on Middle Eastern and South American oil? Americans get pissed off that our President will bow to the leader of Saudi Arabia, but many Americans are too lazy and downright stupid to want to free ourselves from the country’s grip by investing in clean energy?
In the United States, we consume 21 million barrels of crude oil every day, the majority of it being imported from foreign countries! At 42 gallons of oil in each barrel, that’s 882,000,000 gallons of crude oil each day and 321,930,000,000 gallons each year. THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND PREVENTABLE. The latter is the infuriating part.
So, Mr. DiCaprio and some other Hollywood stars made a video to help push the Senators to pass the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act. If you want to read about the bill, here is an overview, here is a summary, here is a section by section summary, and here is the bill in its entirety.
Watch the video and the message is clear: either we in America are going to take the initiative and pave the way for clean energy… or another country is going to beat us to it. It’s time to get off your ass and do something. Find your state’s Senators by going right here and shoot them an email in support of this bill. It will only take two minutes and it’ll be well worth the time and effort.