From Bonnie Frye Hemphill:
Dear Senate: Grow Up
"It takes a singular dedication to cowardice to keep seeking America’s energy future in dark, explosive holes controlled by multinational mafiosos. But my future is not under a razed West Virginia mountain."
"I’m talking, of course, about the US Senate’s decision on Thursday to give up on comprehensive climate and clean-energy leadership. “Just for now,” they say to placate those of us who aren’t Big Oil executives."
"So it sounds like me like the Senate’s talking points are feckless whimpering from 99 of the world’s most powerful individuals."
"Leaders of our land, grow up: prove to me that you’re better than feckless and cowardly."
"I have organized students, church groups, farmers, local governments, and hundreds of business leaders to build climate solutions in their own ways and their own communities. I have led marches of hundreds across entire states to demand stronger clean-energy policies. I have led rallies in the streets of far-flung UN summits, on the summits of far-flung mountaintops, and thru the halls of Congress to help citizens make their own heartfelt cases for climate solutions, clean-energy competitiveness, and for energy security."
"I’m 24. What the hell are you doing to build America’s clean-energy prosperity today?"
Bonnie is with ClimateSolutions in Seattle
THANK YOU BONNIE