We need to begin funding clean and renewable energy in this country. Too long have we been beholden to the fossil fuel industry, who have done nothing but denied their role in environmental destruction and mayhem and continued to have our country engage in environmentally irresponsible activities, such as drilling for oil, fracking and harvesting natural gas. The U.S. needs energy independence, also, to prevent any further engagement in foreign conflict surrounding resources such as oil. The technology exists to significantly reduce our negative impact on our environment and provide a tremendous amount of power to citizens across this country using solar farms, wind farms and hydroelectric plants. Some critics say that this would raise the cost of gas and oil, but it would actually make clean energy more affordable. We can no longer let profit halt the protection of our environment and the future of our planet. Though I don't think this bill goes far enough, I think it'd heading in the right direction.