Friday, April 01, 2011

With this likely cave-in on the EPA–Obama is on course to have a worse presidency than “Tricky Dick” Richard Nixon, don’t you think?

With this likely cave-in on the EPA–Obama is on course to have a worse presidency than Tricky Dick Richard Nixon, don’t you think?–KAS

http://www.lcv.org/

Dear Kevin,

Send President Obama and Majority Leader Reid a message.

Yesterday, according to news reports, the Obama administration signaled that some restrictions on the EPA’s ability to enforce clean air stands may be acceptable as part of a spending bill compromise.1

This is not acceptable.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Senate leaders may also be willing to accept a compromise on the spending bill that limits the EPA’s ability to set commonsense limits on carbon pollution.2

This is not acceptable.

Take action now. Tell President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid: Don’t cave to big polluters – oppose all measures that block, delay or weaken EPA authority.

The Obama administration and Congress are working to put together a funding measure that avoids a government shutdown. But corporate polluters and their congressional allies are demanding that the spending bill also include provisions that strip the EPA of its authority to limit carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act.

President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Reid need to know that we absolutely will oppose any spending bill that includes a backdoor attempt to block, weaken or delay the EPA’s ability to protect public health under the Clean Air Act.

Don’t let Big Oil, Dirty Coal and the other big polluters gut the EPA – tell President Obama and Majority Leader Reid to keep dirty air provisions out of the spending bill.

Climate change poses a significant threat to all of us – we can’t afford to let polluters have free reign to pollute our air by stripping the EPA of its ability to protect our families’ public health.

That’s why the president and congressional leaders need to know that we won’t stand by while the EPA is under attack.

Now is your chance to make your voice heard – tell President Obama and Majority Leader Reid they need to stand up to corporate polluters and protect public health.

Thank you,

Gene Karpinski
President
League of Conservation Voters

http://www.lcv.org/

NOTES
1 “Budget talks aimed at avoiding shutdown resume,” Associated Press, 3/30/11
2 “Dems hint at flexibility in budget talks,” Associated Press, 3/29/11

[3] Message
Don’t Cave to Polluters

Dear President Obama & Majority Leader Reid,

Thank you for everything you have done to protect public health and the environment. But with corporate polluters and their congressional allies demanding that the spending bill also include provisions that strip the EPA of its authority to limit carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act, we need your leadership now more than ever.

Please don’t cave to Big Oil, Dirty Coal and other big polluters by accepting a funding measure that includes provisions stopping the EPA’s commonsense steps already underway to reduce harmful carbon pollution, protect the air we breathe and hold polluters accountable.

I urge you to continue to stand up for clean air by opposing all measures that block, weaken or delay the EPA’s ability to curb harmful carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act.

Sincerely,
Kevin Stoda
301 Wellman

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