What is SEEE, Really!!
We are the Northern Virginia Chapter of SEEE (Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment). As an organization we have no dues or fixed meeting dates, but we do have a challenging mission which is to influence our policy makers toward decisions based on good science and real world understanding.
VA-SEEE is a coalition of Virginia Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment. Its purpose is to influence public policy in the areas of energy and environment, and to provide sound information to politicians, the media, and the public in the Commonwealth -- without regard to any political affiliation.
Charter member Deke Forbes recently sent a letter to each of our US Senators arguing the issue of climate change. Deke is a former Navy pilot and Commandant of the Naval Academy and a very effective letter writer. But, we need to do more, we need to recruit more and we need to devise effective ways to circumvent Administrative Assistants who have the “round file” close by. Simply put, we need you and every like minded soul the Old Dominion has to offer to get rational words to our policy makers with force and persuasiveness. This must happen soon because events are on a down slide and time may not be our friend.
Why is SEEE Important?
Well… read Fred’s latest article on “Cap and Trade” or more formally HR2454, the Waxman-Markey Bill, also known as the American Clean Energy and Security Act. Once the lawyer language is stripped away it amounts to an enormous increase in the cost of energy, a huge new bureaucracy to run the show and for good measure does nothing to alter the climate. With Cap and Trade in the offing “Chicken Little” may not have been paranoid after all!
Most recently Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli has requested that the EPA reconsider it's conclusion that "Global Warming" is caused by people augmenting the concentration of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere; that the EPA conclusion is based on faulty evidence largely provided by the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The readers of the Richmond Times Dispatch have responded warmly to the AG’s initiative.