Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ron Blunt ignores Sandhill Crane Habitat Devastation and fails to promote good national long-term anti-dependence on fossil fuel future in America

Dear Show-Me Staters,

Ron Blunt ignores Sandhill Crane Habitat Devastation and fails to promote good national long-term anti-dependence on fossil fuel future in America. (See his recent letter to me below.) Should he be impeached or recalled?

I have written Ron Blunt numerous times, and it appears that he is to the right of the teapartier and in the back pocket of oil firms and the arms industry. I wrote him recently about the Canadian pipeline being built through the Sandhill Crane habitat across the Great Plains and prairies, and I have written him to support local Missouri colleges in building great alternative nergy cars. Blunt ignores me. (See letter below!) Is he ignoring any Show-Me-Staters, too?–KEVIN

Dear Kevin,

Thank you for contacting me on S. 275, the Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011.

The United States has approximately 2.5 million miles of pipeline that transports the fuels that power our nation. The Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act is intended to enhance safety and overall reliability in pipeline transportation.

This bill attempts to strike the appropriate balance between pipeline safety and ensuring operators have the flexibility they need to deliver fuels reliably. As a member of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, I will work to ensure that any changes to the law don’t result in the type of federal overreach that does more harm than good.

Based on data from the Government Accountability Office, Washington imposed an unprecedented 43 major new federal regulations, at a cost of $26.5 billion in 2010. I will continue to fight strict and arbitrary mandates that impose heavy burdens on Americans and our economy.

Agai n, thank you for contacting me. I look forward to continuing our conversation on Facebook ( ) and Twitter ( ) about the important issues f acing Missouri and the country. I also encourage you to visit my website ( ) to learn more about where I stand on the issues and sign-up for my e -newsletter .

Sincere regards,

Roy Blunt
United States Senator



Blogger Kevin Anthony Stoda said...

Dear Kevin,

Here’s the message 48 U.S. senators just sent to the American people:

“I’m a Big Oil crony”

Help us send a message:

There’s a price to pay for standing with Big Oil.

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48 U.S. senators just voted to hand billions to greedy and destructive oil companies.

Late Tuesday night, Big Oil’s cronies in the Senate successfully stopped legislation -- supported by a bi-partisan majority -- from moving forward. This legislation would have ended $21 billion in tax subsidies for Big Oil over the next ten years.

These politicians are hoping Americans won’t notice they are doing the bidding of the same oil companies who are raking in record profits by destroying our environment. They’re wrong.

Strike back -- Donate now >>

Already, we’re seeing our efforts to expose Big Oil’s allies paying off.

One Representative was mocked by voters at a town hall for denying these subsidies exist. Another backed down to public pressure and switched her position, saying she now supports ending the handout.

We’ve got to jump on this moment -- hammering anti-environment politicians for putting oil profits before the American people. A gift to LCV will support calls and canvass programs right now -- and send an unmistakable message: Ending oil handouts is as smart politically as it is environmentally.

Billion-dollar handouts to oil companies have become the new flash point in the war over federal spending. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has promised to continue pushing to end them -- and we’ll be fighting this fight through 2012.

Every ad we run, every phone call we make, every door we knock on, is because someone like you decided they’d had enough of Big Oil’s cronies stifling job creation, destroying our oceans, and poisoning our skies. At this crucial moment, we need you, Kevin.

Only $22,893 left to reach our goal -- will you join the fight to end oil subsidies?

What we do now will determine whether Big Oil escapes with a cash bonus, or Congress stands alongside the American people.


Gene Karpinski

7:11 AM  

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