Response from President Obama

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July 14, 2009

Dear Friend:

Thank you for sharing your views on energy policy. I appreciate hearing from
you and share your vision of making America the world leader in creating new sources
of clean energy. This is a challenge that has gone unaddressed for too long and it is time
to take the steps necessary to create millions of clean energy jobs, move towards energy
independence, and reduce pollution and the effects of global warming.

Together with Congress and private industries, we will make critical investments
to grow an American clean energy economy and achieve energy independence. The
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that I signed into law will put Americans to
work weatherizing homes and buildings, doubling our supply of renewable energy, and
advancing scientific research in clean energy solutions. Looking ahead, I will work to
develop and deploy technologies like wind and solar power, advanced biofuels, clean
coal, and more fuel-efficient cars and trucks built here in the United States. In addition,
my Administration will pursue comprehensive legislation to move toward energy
independence and prevent the worst consequences of global warming-while creating
the incentives to make clean energy the profitable kind of energy in America.

Achieving these goals will require a sustained and shared effort by government,
business, labor and your community. A sound and secure energy policy is a long-term
investment in the security we need to protect our national interests, our economic
prosperity, and our natural inheritance. I encourage you to read more about my energy
agenda and share yom views at: www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/energy and environment.

Thank you again for writing.

Sincerely
BO

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