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After the first oil embargo and gas crisis in 1973, President Carter installed solar panels on the White House to show how to become independent of foreign oil. In 1980 Pres. Reagan took them down, saying "America didn't conserve its way into greatness".

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Tom M. (819)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 4:46 pm

Subject: Restore Solar Power to the White House

Dear president Obama,

In 1992, I petitioned the new young President Clinton to include as part of his ambitious progressive agenda the restoration of solar panels to the White House, but I never received an acknowledgement.

Originally installed on the White House by President Carter, this progressive action reflected extraordinary foresight where our dependence on foreign oil could lead. However, the panels were removed by President Reagan as one of his first acts after taking office.

Passive solar systems have no moving parts and once installed require no maintenance. To justify his action, Reagan declared "America didn't conserve its way into greatness".

You have already demonstrated a depth of understanding about our economy and our society that rejects such a shallow endorsement of waste and excess. Indeed, you have condemned the excesses that brought our economy to the brink.

Restoring solar power to the White House would be a clear signal of leadership and commitment to the development of alternative fuels. It would inspire countless others, around the world, to follow this example. It would illustrate the United State was serious about curbing its own excesses.

Thank you,

[Your Name]

Leigh B. (211)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 5:59 pm
Thank you for signing the petition "Restore Solar Panels to the White House" , thanks Tom

Joycey B. (750)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 7:22 pm
Signed,#34 and noted with thanks Tom.

Thank you for signing the petition "Restore Solar Panels to the White House"

Mandi T. (447)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 11:21 pm
Signed pledge.
Tx Tom

greenplanet e. (155)
Sunday June 7, 2009, 11:31 pm
Brilliant idea.

"America didn't conserve its way into greatness". Lol.
No, by taking more than its fair share of resources from other countries, sad to say.

Silky W. (170)
Monday June 8, 2009, 12:07 am
petition signed,gladly noted ...thanks Tom!

Cheree M. (46)
Monday June 8, 2009, 3:21 am
Noted & signed. Thanks

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday June 8, 2009, 8:07 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Restore Solar Panels to the White House"Thanks Tom

Liz D. (70)
Monday June 8, 2009, 8:50 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Restore Solar Panels to the White House"


mary f. (198)
Monday June 8, 2009, 11:26 am
thanks tom

Christoph Wuth (72)
Monday June 8, 2009, 1:31 pm
To justify his action, Reagan declared "America didn't conserve its way into greatness". It is exactly the other way around: It is an evident sign of greatness and common sense to use RENEWAL ENERGY THAT DOES NOT POLLUTE. Mr. Obama: Here is your chance to amend Reagan's terrible mistake!

Tierney G. (381)
Monday June 8, 2009, 2:34 pm
Signed Thanks Tom

Catherine Turley (192)
Monday June 8, 2009, 3:00 pm
nothing speaks louder than setting an example. be the change.

Kari D. (192)
Monday June 8, 2009, 5:11 pm
noted& signed

Gayla S. (50)
Tuesday June 9, 2009, 12:14 am
#126 noted & signed.
Tks. Tom

mary f. (198)
Thursday June 11, 2009, 3:58 pm
signed thanks tom
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