In just six days over the holiday weekend, we got 131 groups signed on to a letter to Department of Energy, opposing billions in renewable energy subsidies from benefiting incineration, biomass and biofuels.
It included about 100 grassroots or state/regional groups from 27 states plus DC and Puerto Rico as well as about 30 national / international groups, including some of the big greens: Clean Water Action, Earthjustice, Food & Water Watch, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace USA and Sierra Club.
Find the final sign-on letter, with links to all of the groups' websites, here:
The letter points out that the law requires these renewable energy loan guarantees to be for technologies that reduce, avoid or sequester greenhouse gases. However, the incinerator technologies they're considering at the worst greenhouse gas emitters of all: worse than coal!
Other letters sent in by allied groups are linked from this article:
Here's our first media coverage: