Reno, NV – Congressional Candidate Jill Derby has signed her name to the T. Boone Pickens’ Energy Independence Pledge, reaffirming her commitment to ending our dependence on foreign oil. The pledge calls for the new President and 111th Congress to enact an energy plan that would reduce our foreign oil dependence by at least 30% within 10 years.
“The Pickens Pledge represents my commitment for investment and innovative thinking that will help lead our country towards energy independence,” said Derby. “It is very clear that our country needs an aggressive plan to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and a major part of that plan must be investing in alternative energy resources.
“Jill Derby has again committed to a leadership role in our energy future by signing this pledge,” said Derby spokeswoman Kristen Cullen. “It is time for Dean Heller to follow Derby’s lead and pledge to help Nevadans, instead of his friend in Big Oil.”
Most recently Heller voted against The Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act, which called for increasing drilling and ending unnecessary subsidies to Big Oil companies. He has also accepted tens of thousands of dollars in contributions from Big Oil.