Support Senate Bills

If you support energy efficiency legislation, please take a moment to call Senator Mark Pryor’s office to ask for his support for two pieces of bipartisan legislation. Washington D.C. 1-202-224-2353. Little Rock (501) 324-6336. Please join our efforts .

Senate Bill 1392. We ask for your support for a  bill authored by Senator Shaheen (Democrat, New Hampshire) and Senator Portman (Republican, Ohio) –  the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (was S.761 and it is now S.1392).

Senate Bill 717. We also ask for your support on S.717, the Nonprofit Energy Efficiency Act. This will provide grants to congregations for energy efficient retrofits. It also has bipartisan authors – Senators Hoeven and Klobuchar. It is scheduled to be amended into the S.1392, as the first amendment.

We would be opposed to amendments being attached that do not protect the environment, such as one to approve the Keystone pipeline (bypassing the State Department) and one to block the EPA’s carbon rules. Interfaith Power and Light opposes the Keystone pipeline and similar pipelines. IPL also supports the EPA’s efforts to protect our air, water, and natural resources.