Save Successful Energy Efficiency Program

Target: Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator

Goal: Preserve program that protects the environment while saving consumers billions. 

The enduringly popular Energy Star program recognizable to many U.S. consumers is under attack, as the Trump administration seeks to ax it completely. Despite the myriad benefits of the program, and the fact that even many corporations love it, the new administration has argued that it is a waste of taxpayer money that hurts the free market. On the contrary, the program is incredibly efficient, costing only $60 million per year while providing $31 billion in benefits, and saves both taxpayers and utility companies money. The new head of the EPA must be told how important the Energy Star program is to the American people, before it’s too late.

Created in 1992 to make consumer devices more energy efficient, the Energy Star program sets efficiency standards for more than 70 product categories, and roughly 16,000 companies and organizations now participate in the program. These participants are proud of the program, noting that it saves consumers money, encourages businesses to innovate, prevents unnecessary pollution, and helps to create jobs. Naturally, the Trump administration has a big problem with this, and must be stopped before it gets rid of such a vital program. Sign this petition to tell the administrator about the many benefits of the Energy Star program, and demand that he preserve its funding to help the American people prosper.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Administrator Pruitt,

Recent reports suggest that your administration would like to end the EPA’s Energy Star program, which sets energy efficiency standards on more than 70 categories of consumer devices. This would be a grave mistake, as the program serves a very important function: saving consumers and utilities money, pushing innovation, and cleaning up America’s air and water. By your agency’s own estimates, cutting Energy Star would mean saving just $60 million dollars, but would cost American taxpayers $31 billion in lost benefits.

Even corporate interests are happy with the program, as it encourages responsible manufacturing and provides a great way for consumers to recognize and purchase environmentally-friendly products. As a result, more than 1,000 Energy Star participants have contacted Congress in an open letter asking that it be preserved. I hope you will hear the call of businesses, utilities, conservation organizations, and people like me to maintain funding for the Energy Star program and ensure it continues to benefit the American people and their environments well into the future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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2 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    we do not need dirty energy! we need clean energy!

  2. Gigi Middlebrook says:

    What is it with this guy? All he can do is sign amendments that hurt this country.

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