Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Planning your next summer vacation? Well, the Grand Canyon might be out. Soon, its waters might even be glowing in the dark.

Dear Kevin,

Don't let Big Oil and its allies in Congress ruin your next summer vacation.

Planning your next summer vacation?

Well, the Grand Canyon might be out. Soon, its waters might even be glowing in the dark.

If the House of Representatives has its way, the canyon could be the country's newest uranium mine.

Today, the House plans to vote on a bill chock full of special interest provisions that would prolong pollution of your favorite vacation destinations.

Help us fight back with a $10 donation today.

Along with uranium mining around the canyon, if this bill passes, we'd be looking at continuing:

Pollution contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay
Haze over the Great Smoky Mountains
Bulldozers outside Grand Teton and other national parks
Alien species attacks in the Great Lakes
Mercury pollution in Minnesota's fishing spots and fish
Sewage contamination at California beaches
Slower clean up of Puget Sound in Washington
More scorching heat waves in Texas
Children at risk from asthma attacks and unsafe drinking water nationwide

That's not how I want to spend my next summer vacation. How about you?

Your $10 donation will help us fight back against the polluters and their allies in Congress.

And hopefully we won't have to worry about an eerie glow flowing through the Grand Canyon anytime soon.
Daniel J. Weiss

Take care,

Daniel J. Weiss
Center for American Progress

P.S. For more details on the bill and what it could do to your future vacation spots, check out our article: Wet, Hot, Dirty American Summer.

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