|We Need Your Help
You can help end America’s dangerous addiction to oil and create a more sustainable future for ourselves and our children by supporting our National Oil Savings Plan.
For decades, the Union of Concerned Scientists has been putting a spotlight on our nation’s misguided energy and transportation policies and promoting innovative solutions to reduce our dependence on oil. But despite the great progress we’ve made—the recent disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is a painful reminder of the work we still need to do.
We must end our debilitating addiction to oil—and the Union of Concerned Scientists has the plan needed to do it.
We’re urging President Obama, members of Congress, and policy makers throughout government to immediately implement our National Oil Savings Plan—a set of practical solutions, based on sound science and existing and emerging technologies, that has the potential to cut our projected oil demand for 2030 in half!
Please support our National Oil Savings Plan and help create a more sustainable future for ourselves and for our children by becoming a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists today.
In the face of public outrage over the environmental disaster in the Gulf, Big Oil continues to wield enormous influence over U.S. energy policy, benefitting from multi-billion-dollar tax breaks and lax regulation of drilling operations.
But with your help, I’m confident this is a fight we can win. More important, it’s a fight we must win, or our country and our children will continue to witness the disastrous impacts of America’s oil dependence. Please become a member today.
With your support, UCS will work to:
- Double fuel economy standards for new cars and light trucks through 2025 and establish first-of-a-kind standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles like tractor trailers and buses;
- Create the right incentives and infrastructure to support a substantial increase in plug-in hybrid, battery, and fuel-cell electric vehicles; and
- Increase investments in and production of advanced biofuels that don’t require clearing land or diverting food products like corn to energy production.
Technologies to get the job done already exist. What’s needed now is the political will to stand up to Big Oil and break America’s addiction to dirty fossil fuels.
That’s where you come in, and why I’m urging you to become a member today.
With your support, we can turn up the heat on politicians to end our dangerous dependence on dirty oil today.
P.S. The extraordinary scope of the BP oil disaster demands an extraordinary response. Getting mad at oil company executives, while justified and cathartic, won’t be good enough. Thank you, in advance, for putting your anger into action by becoming a member today.