Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tell your senators we need to maintain protections against global warming pollution, not eliminate them.

Senate Must Fix Biofuels Mistake
BiofuelsAs the debate over energy and climate change moves to the Senate, corporate agribusiness lobbyists see an opportunity to remove biofuels safeguards. The Waxman-Markey bill that passed the House in June removed protections from a federal biofuels mandate, allowing the use of biofuels that create more global warming pollution than gasoline. Last week we asked you to take action and tell your Senators that this is unacceptable, and so far we've sent almost 6,000 letters. If you haven't yet taken action, please do so now.

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.