Fight budget cuts that will lead to higher bills

The White House has released a budget blueprint that has drastic cuts for key energy programs that help keep costs down for utility customers. The Washington Post reports these programs are targeted for elimination:

Energy Star: Provides assistance for energy efficiency programs.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP): Assists low-income families with heating and cooling costs.

Weatherization Assistance Program: Provides grants for making low-income homes more efficient.  

State Energy Program: Provides funding and technical assistance for efficiency and clean energy.

This is just a budget outline. The full budget is expected to be released in May. But it will require Congressional approval, and it’s important to let the White House and Congress know: These cuts will lead to higher utility bills.

Official(s):

  • President Donald J. Trump
  • Your Representative

Message:

Don't raise my utility bills!

Dear Representative,

I just heard that the White House budget blueprint calls for killing a bunch of energy programs, including Energy Star, LIHEAP and Weatherization Assistance.

This is a terrible idea. These programs help keep my utility bills from going through the roof.

As an Illinoisan who works very hard to lower my utility bills, I ask that you not make my life harder by eliminating these reasonable programs.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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