Betreff: Stop the Sweetheart Deal for polluters! SEND ACTION~a13023u2205119
Von: "Katelyn, SaveOurEnvironment.org"
Datum: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:50:54 -0500 (EST)



Today is Valentine's Day and some members of Congress are hard at work creating the ultimate Sweetheart Deal for our nation's biggest polluters. This week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is poised to vote on the so-called "Clear Skies" Initiative, a dangerous piece of legislation that's great for major polluters but very bad for our air quality and Smoke Stackhealth.

Click here to send a free fax to your Senators urging them to reject this "sweetheart" deal for polluters. Or if you're a registered user simply hit "reply" and then hit "send" and we'll automatically send the message below on your behalf.

The "Clear Skies" initiative is a legislative attempt to gut the Clean Air Act that has protected the air we breathe for more than 30 years. It repeals protections for our national parks, delays deadlines to meet the Act's health standards, relaxes pollution reduction requirements for power plants and other major pollution sources, and ignores global warming.

If this pollution plan passes, it will mean a huge step backward in reducing the amount of pollution in our air and in our lungs.

This pollution plan was rejected by Congress in both 2002 and 2003. But now proponents of this plan are hoping they have the political support to hand over a Sweetheart Deal to major polluters just in time for Valentine's Day.

Please don't delay! The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is expected to vote on the bill this week. Click here to tell your Senators that you oppose the "Clear Skies" initiative.

We need your help to spread the word about this dangerous legislation. Once you've taken action, please take a moment to forward this email to your friends, family and co-workers urging them to send a fax to their Senators too!

Thank you for your help and happy Valentine's Day!

Sincerely,

Katelyn Sabochik
Online Campaign Manager
info@saveourenvironment.org

Registered Users: Simply hit reply and then hit send and the message below will be sent on your behalf.

Dear Senator,

I write to urge you to oppose the "Clear Skies" initiative, which will substantially roll back and weaken public health and environmental protections under the Clean Air Act. Introduced in the Senate as S. 131, the "Clear Skies" initiative rolls back some of the most important provisions of the Clean Air Act, delays deadlines to meet the Act's health standards, relaxes pollution reduction requirements for power plants and other major pollution sources, repeals protections for our national parks and ignores global warming.

Clear Skies is clearly a Sweetheart Deal for Polluters that effectively repeals and weakens large portions of the Clean Air Act.

For over three decades, the Clean Air Act has worked to cut air emissions; at the same time the nation's economy has grown dramatically. This bill, S. 131, on the other hand, will move the country backward by rolling back many of the most important provisions of the Clean Air Act. Industry polluters support the President's air pollution legislation because it's a sweetheart deal that weakens and eliminates numerous sections of the Clean Air Act, which has protected public health and the environment for 35 years.

The "Clear Skies" plan:

* Weakens clean air act requirements for most industries;

* Weakens requirements to minimize toxic pollution;

* Repeals local air quality protections;

* Weakens protections against haze and pollution for our
national parks;

* Revokes local and state authorities to control pollution;

* Delays deadlines for achieving clean air.

Please, act today to protect our air, our parks and our climate by giving S. 131, the Sweetheart Deal for Polluters, the cold shoulder.
Please respond to this letter and let me know how you intend to vote.

Sincerely,
[your name here]

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