Sponsored by: Rachel Ozretich Approved: 07/16/2005
A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON
A RESOLUTION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON REGARDING A RESPONSIBLE UNITED STATES ENERGY POLICY
WHEREAS, climate and related economic disruptions are increasing as the environment reacts to global warming from increased atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and other greenhouse gases generated by burning fossil fuels; and
WHEREAS, the world supplies of crude oil, coal, and natural gas are finite and the oil and gas available for U.S. consumption will soon be limited by (a) the rate of oil production by other nations, (b) the decreasing rate of discovery of new oil and gas resources, and (c) the amount of energy and environmental change required to recover the oil found in difficult-to-recover forms such as oil sands and shale; and
WHEREAS, reducing the United States’ dependence on oil and natural gas through developing energy-efficient technologies and renewable energy sources will increase the competitiveness of the United States’ economy and mitigate the consequences of imminent cost increases in oil and other fossil fuels;
NOW, THEREFORE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF OREGON RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The U.S. Government should implement a responsible energy policy that incorporates the provisions of the New Apollo Energy Plan* proposed by Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA).
ADOPTED by the Democratic Party of Oregon on 16th day of July, 2005.
Resolution written by Rachel Ozretich, Benton County.
Platform and Resolutions Committee recommends adoption.
* New Apollo Energy Plan definition to be supplied by State Rep Bard Witt until that is received you should check www.apolloalliance.org for more information.