It's time to take back Earth Day.
Some of our best friends have become the planet's worst enemies.
The climate and energy bills in Congress were designed by big banks and fat-cat environmental organizations that have lost touch with the people and nature.
The bills all use smoke-and-mirrors: cap-and-trade, offsets, and give-aways.
The truth is this: as long as fossil fuels are the cheapest energy we will go to the ends of Earth the deepest ocean, the most pristine land for the last drop of oil and gas, and destroy mountains for the last shard of coal.
But that would guarantee climate disasters for young people and nature – we would destroy creation.
Fossil fuels are cheapest only because they do not pay their costs to society – for damage to human health, the environment and future generations.
So today, based on discussions with religious leaders, congressional staffers, economists, and concerned citizens, I am proposing a People's Climate Stewardship bill. Continued...