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Stand Up and Be Counted

Speak Out!Public hearings are an essential tool for getting your opinion on the record. Come early to sign up for a time to speak and don't forget to be polite. Find out about more ways to hit your message home.

Support a Smart Move on Energy

Four senators - Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) - introduced a bill to raise the average fuel-economy standards for SUVs, pickups and minivans from the current 20.7 mpg to 27.5 mpg. That could save 1 million barrels of oil every day - three times more than would come from drilling the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. To find out more about S.804, go to

Get Fuel to Fight Nuclear Power

Fight Nuclear PowerBecause they're dangerous and expensive, no new nuclear power plants have been ordered since 1978. But they're a centerpiece of Vice President Cheney's energy plan.

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