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LET We are at an energy crossroads

The Senate will soon voting on an energy bill that recommends drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The House has already passed this measure.

Do we really need to drill in the Arctic? According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, if we changed to more fuel-efficient cars by 1 mile per gallon, we would save more oil than is likely to be recovered from the Arctic. We need to change our fuel efficiency standard to 27.5 mpg by 2007.

If you agree (and our senators, Wellstone and Dayton, agree we should not drill in the Arctic), please call friends and family in other states and have them contact their senators. The capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121, and people can find out who their senator is and be connected to an aide.

We are at a crossroads. Let's make the best decisions for our energy futures and not destroy lands that were set aside to be protected for everyone.

Flo; Sandok

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