ACTION ALERT: Tell Your Senators to Defend the Clean Air Act

The Senate is expected to vote very soon on an amendment that attacks the Clean Air Act and would block EPA from taking action against climate change. If it passes, this will put public health at risk and jeopardize long-overdue action to cut emissions from the biggest polluters.

Take action today by entering your zip code in the box on the right side of this page.

Just as EPA is finally beginning to use the Clean Air Act to cut dangerous pollution that is causing global climate change, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R AK) is trying to block that action with a resolution of disapproval (S.J. Res. 26). This is a critical time to urge your Senators to oppose the weakening of a law with a nearly 40-year track record of cutting dangerous pollution and protecting human health and the environment.

In 2007, the Supreme Court ruled that global warming pollutants are covered by the Clean Air Act, and last May President Obama took action under this ruling by issuing landmark clean vehicle standards that will save consumers money at the gas pump, cut global warming pollution and reduce America's oil dependence. Now, EPA has begun to regulate the pollutants spewing from major power plants. The Murkowski Amendment would block all this progress.

Make your voice heard, along with those of other activists around the country. Tell your Senators to protect the Clean Air Act and to vote against Senator Murkowski's resolution of disapproval (S.J. Res 26) or any similar legislation that blocks EPA action, including S. 3072 introduced by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D WV).

TAKE ACTION


1. Contact your Senators now, by entering your zip code. Tell them to oppose the Murkowski Amendment (S.J. Res. 26).

2. Send this alert to other concerned citizens - your grassroots network, your friends, neighbors and coworkers. Encourage them to contact their Senators today!

BACKGROUND

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