There's a lot to catch up on in my email inbox so the weekend will be unusually busy with blog posts. One of the important issues in Harrisburg is the Governor's Energy Independence initiative. We all know how important this program is with global warming threatening our climate and dependence on fossil fuels threatening our national security. I couldn't help but wonder, while sitting on the dock overlooking beautiful Assateague Island, if we'll have the will power and wherewithal to protect the famous ponies which make Assateague their home. Will we do what must be done or watch these gorgeous areas inundated by coastal flooding?
Governor Rendell is taking the lead on this issue. Alternative and renewable energy development could mean good, new jobs for Pennsylvanians in addition to cleaning and restoring our environment. These are win, win, win initiatives. The Energy Independence Fund will be an $850 million investment which will cut our dependence on foreign oil, cut energy costs, build a new industry and encourage the development of new technologies. For more information about this issue please visit this website.