Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Dirty Air TRAIN Act – one of the worst environmental bills ever to pass either chamber of Congress

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Last Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Dirty Air TRAIN Act – one of the worst environmental bills ever to pass either chamber of Congress.
And Congressional leaders have promised more attacks in the weeks to come!
We can't let this vote go by without letting our members of Congress know how we feel.
Together, let's make sure Congress knows we're paying attention, and that we expect them to protect our kids and communities by keeping our air clean.
This bill blocks life-saving clean air standards for mercury, smog, and other pollutants that have been in the works for decades. It is literally a Dirty Air Death Bill and will lead to about 125,000 premature deaths.
We are working closely with a broad community of environmental and public health organizations to make sure Congress is held fully accountable for this monstrous vote.
We will be running accountability ads in key districts, getting our message out in the press, and continuing to reach out to key swing votes both in the House and Senate to make sure they understand that putting polluter profits ahead of public health is a terrible idea.
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Sam Parry
Director, Online Membership and Activism

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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.