Pledge your allegiance to clean energy: declare your independence from dirty energyPhoto courtesy of NREL This weekend, we celebrate America's independence from Britain. Brave people -- the fathers and mothers of our country -- stood together against the most powerful empire of the time and said, "We will be free." But as BP's disastrous oil spill in the Gulf Coast reminds us, a force just as powerful has our country under its thumb today: dependence on dirty, deadly fossil fuels that are polluting our nation and costing Americans their livelihoods. Once again, we must rise up and fight for America's independence. …
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Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins is the chief executive officer of Green For All.
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