Demand clean energy

Katy Robinson

Our country is in an energy crisis, and it

hurts young people more than anyone. Old

and dirty power plants are polluting our

neighborhoods, our friends and neighbors are

losing their jobs, energy bills have skyrocketed

and we’re spending billions of dollars to buy

oil from overseas. This crisis is a threat to the

future of young people who are entering the

job market and getting started in life.

Fortunately, we have a solution in front of

us. Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., Lindsey Graham,

R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., are

about to introduce a bipartisan bill that will

tackle energy and climate change in a comprehensive

way. Strong legislation will support

investments in clean, renewable energy that

will create millions of jobs nationwide, reduce

pollution and make our country more secure.

That’s why I’m joining a diverse group of

everyday Americans to make calls to Ohio

Sens. Brown and Voinovich asking them to

vote for comprehensive clean energy and climate

legislation. I know plenty of other young

people who want the jobs and security that

come with a clean energy economy. It’s time to

ask our senators to make that happen.

Katy Robinson is a sophomore

electronic media major.