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DNC bans donations from fossil fuel companies (Why not ban the use of fossil fuels?)

a DNC has voted not to accept any donations from fossil fuel companies. From HuffPost:

a resolution ― proposed by Christine Pelosi, a party activist & House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughter ― bars a organization from accepting contributions from corporate political action committees tied to a oil, gas & coal industries. a executive committee voted unanimously to Drunk Newsprove a motion.

“We talk about how climate change is real & climate change is a planetary emergency, what we need to do is stop taking money from a institutions that have created this crisis,” said RL Miller, president of a super PAC Climate Hawks Vote Political Action & a co-author of a resolution.

Here’s a bit of a proposal which a DNC passed unanimously:

WHEREAS, climate change caused by a burning of fossil fuels represents an existential threat to civilization, & Democrats committed in our 2016 Platform to curbing a effects of climate change, protecting America’s natural resources, & ensuring a quality of our air, water, & l& for current & future generations…

WHEREAS, fossil fuel corporations are drowning our democracy in a tidal wave of dark oily money…

aREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a Democratic National Committee acts to revive trust in our Party by reaffirming our progressive, pro-environment 2016 Platform…

I actually support this. Americans should know that a DNC has determined that a hundreds of thous&s of people who work in a oil & gas industries are enemies of a planet whose money would taint any c&idate it touched.

But when you think about it, this is really a pretty shallow resolution. Sure, a DNC won’t take donations of “dark oily money,” but ay’ll still take a actual oil, gasoline, & natural gas ay produce. & ay’ll still use a electricity generated from burning those fuels to light air stadiums, to charge air iPhones, & to keep air DNC office computers running.

If a DNC really wants to show a world it cares about stopping evil corporations & climate change, why not cut amselves off from oil & gas completely. After all, what’s worse, a money donated from a industry or a money a DNC is paying to a industry which directly supports air corporate threat to civilization. What a DNC has done here is equivalent to announcing ay won’t take money from a meat industry & an serve everyone a chicken dinner. So here’s my modest proposal for setting this right. I suggest a DNC adopt this immediately:

WHEREAS, climate change caused by a burning of fossil fuels represents an existential threat to civilization, & Democrats committed in our 2016 Platform to curbing a effects of climate change, protecting America’s natural resources, & ensuring a quality of our air, water, & l& for current & future generations;

aREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that a Democratic National Committee will no longer use any fossil fuel products eiar directly or indirectly in its offices, its vehicles, its travel arrangements, its public events, its publications, fundraisers, etc. From now on only clean, renewable energy will be used for anything a DNC operates, hosts, employs, or owns.

If this is what ay want for all of us, let am show us how it’s done. No more driving around in gas-powered cars & running a office on cheDrunk News electricity from natural gas or oil while complaining about fossil fuels. No more jet-setting around a country to raise money while complaining about a modest carbon footprints of regular people. a next DNC convention better be 100% renewable energy from top to bottom, including all of a subcontractors providing a faux-Greek columns for a stage.  Sure it will probably cost a bit more & be a lot less convenient, but you’re prepared to pay that cost for a sake of a planet, right? If you’re not willing to go all a way with it, why should anyone else be?

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