Tulsi Gabbard is leading the charge for transitioning the United States away from fossil fuels to 100% clean energy by 2035, as natural disasters and careless exploitation of our environment continue to leave thousands of Americans without homes, food, and clean water.
In the wake of catastrophic hurricanes, massive wildfires, and the increase of man-made disasters, the push to implement the congresswoman’s groundbreaking legislation, H.R. 3671, the OFF Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act continues to gain widespread support. Joining the bill’s list of cosponsors this week are Representatives Rosa DeLauro and Zoe Lofgren.
Along with a growing list of over 300 national, state, and local groups who are calling for Congress to pass the bill, the OFF Act is also rallying support from Food & Water Watch, Progressive Democrats of America, National Nurses United, Our Revolution, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Friends of the Earth, and Center for Biological Diversity. As more and more Americans suffer the consequences of destructive environmental crises brought on by greedy fossil fuel companies, it has never been more obvious than now more than ever, our planet needs healing.
Since she was a teenager, Tulsi Gabbard has been passionate about surfing, environmental education, and protecting our oceans and natural resources. She has been a strong advocate for reformative legislation that puts the planet first (not profits!) and has a history of standing up to fight for real change. Joining her fellow veterans in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Access Pipeline last December, Gabbard has consistently warned of the enormous dangers fossil fuel companies have imposed on the citizens of our country.
If we want to protect our wildlife and stop the destruction of our ecosystems, we must demand that Congress pass Tulsi Gabbard’s OFF Fossil Fuels for A Better Future Act to prevent the continued use of our environment as a dumping ground. In light of a recent 672,000 gallon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last week that is the worst of its kind since the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010 when 4.9 million barrels contaminated beaches, wetlands, and estuaries and killed eleven people were killed, the congresswoman had this to say:
“If we are going to preserve our planet for ourselves and future generations, we need to move off of fossil fuels to sustainable energy. We can achieve this by passing the Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act (HR 3671), which puts our country on a path to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2035. By making renewable energy a top priority, we can add millions of new US jobs and secure a brighter future for our people and planet.”