• Senate: The Honorable _________, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
• House: The Honorable _________, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC 20515
19 September 2002
The Honorable __________
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative (Senator) __________:
I encourage you to support the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) included in the Senate version of the Energy Bill (H.R. 4), with minor changes, while deliberations on the bill continue in the conference committee.
Not only does the RPS provisions encourage the use of renewable energy, but also encourages the removal of hazardous fuels from our nation’s forests. Such removal helps prevent forest fires, thereby preserving our natural resources. In addition, the measures would provide a market for forest owners, when other markets (such as pulpwood) are depressed.
There are two provisions of the Energy Bill, in addition, that I hope you will consider revising.
I hope, Representative (Senator)________, that you will support the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) for inclusion in the final version of the Energy Bill, and will support the minor revisions listed above. This bill is important both in the production of renewable fuel resources, and the protection of our nation’s forests against wildfire.