On Thursday, the House passed an irresponsible, unethical, and environmentally devastating tax bill. Now we must stop it in the Senate.
In order to deliver huge tax breaks to corporations and wealthy individuals, this package would slash tax credits for renewable energy, pull the plug on electric cars, and open the pristine Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling. All while maintaining $15 billion in subsidies for the fossil fuel industry.
This tax plan is moving fast – and that’s by design. Polling shows that a majority of voters oppose these unfair tax breaks, including a majority of Republicans. So their only chance of getting it through is to pass it quickly with minimal hearings and little attention. The 400-page House bill passed in record time, with NO hearings and over the objections of Democrats and some Republicans.
Cutting tax credits for renewable energy could slow or even reverse the extraordinary momentum we have been seeing in the adoption of renewable energy in the past few years. You, and thousands of other people of faith called congressional offices, mailed postcards, sent emails and visited elected officials to make those credits law – we can’t lose them now, just when they are starting to get results.
We can’t let this bill pass. God’s Creation and our children’s future are too important.
We need to make sure our senators know that people of faith DO NOT support a tax bill that ignores the threat of global warming, threatens our sacred Alaska wilderness, and costs lives.