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ACTION: Tell Franken & Klobuchar to Oppose the Dirty Air Act.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) plans to introduce a Congressional Disapproval Resolution that would block enforcement of the Clean Air Act for greenhouse gases.

Her "Dirty Air Act" resolution would "retroactively veto" the Environmental Protection Agency’s finding released in December "that greenhouse gases endanger public health and welfare," threatening the hopes for a clean energy economic recovery for the nation.

Our friends over at Environment Minnesota are calling on Minnesotans to
reach out to Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and tell them to speak out on the floor of the Senate against Murkowski’s effort to undermine the United States’ ability to combat climate change.

Read the note below from Samantha Chadwick and take a minute to call Senator Franken or Senator Klobuchar and let them know you want them to speak out against the Dirty Air Act.

Dear Environment Minnesota supporter,

The Senate is set to take a big vote on global warming as early as today, and so far it’s too close to call.

The vote is not a step in the right direction. Instead, it’s a sneak attack to block President Obama’s progress on global warming — in the form of an amendment literally written by lobbyists for big polluters.

But few people even know about it because industry lobbyists have hidden it in a completely unrelated bill on the national debt. As a result, many senators are still on the fence, even though the vote happens as early as today.

Tell Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar to speak out on the Senate floor against this sneak attack on the Clean Air Act.

The vote is on an effort led by Sen. Lisa Murkowski to block President Obama from enforcing the Clean Air Act to fight global warming (even though she’s from Alaska, the state most quickly and dramatically being affected by global warming). It will move America backward and halt the creation of clean energy jobs, just when we need them the most.

Last week, our advocates helped reveal that Jeffrey Holmstead, a powerful lobbyist for the coal industry and electric utilities, actually wrote Sen. Murkowski’s original amendment. He admitted to the Washington Post, "’I certainly worked with her staff’ on the exact phrasing of the measure…" [1]

Click the link below to tell Sens. Franken and Klobuchar to speak out on the Senate floor against this sneak attack on the Clean Air Act:

Thanks, as always, for making it all possible.


Samantha Chadwick
Environment Minnesota Associate

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