Tell Congress: Stop the radical assault on the environment

14 Sep

Dear Friend,

Congressional Republicans are making a sport of irresponsible attacks to undermine the environment and public health — attaching three dozen radical amendments that should have no place in the Department of Interior budget bill.

In July, when extremists crossed the line and tried to eradicate endangered species protections in this same bill, we helped build a public outcry that stopped the so-called “extinction rider.”

Now, we need another massive show of opposition. Our friends at the League of Conservation Voters are leading the fight against this outrageous bill. Please take action and send a message to your representative now.

Elijah Zarlin
Campaign Manager, CREDO Action

Tell Congress to reject the biggest assault ever on our air, water, lands and wildlife.

Dear Friend,


Tell Congress to reject the biggest assault ever on our air, water, lands & wildlife.

The House Republican leadership has just upped the ante on their already unprecedented assault on our nation’s bedrock environmental laws.

Earlier this summer, House Republican leaders and other pro-polluter lawmakers pushed a series of amendments to the Interior and Environment spending bill that represent the most egregious attack ever on our air, land, water and wildlife. Since the House of Representatives did not reach a final vote on this bill before departing for the August recess we must fight this horrendous legislation right away as members of Congress return to Washington this week.

And make no mistake: this is far and away the worst environmental bill ever. The spending bill contains more than three dozen anti-environment policy measures that have absolutely no place in a budget measure, won’t save the country a penny and are nothing more than giveaways to various special interest polluters.

Click here to e-mail your member of Congress. Tell them to reject this extreme assault on vital environmental safeguards that protect the air our children breathe and the water they drink.

The egregious policy provisions include measures that — if enacted into law — would threaten Americans‘ lives and well-being by blocking limits on harmful air pollution, increase pollution in sources of drinking water for 117 million Americans and threaten the iconic Grand Canyon with toxic pollution from uranium mining. And these are just a handful of the many dirty and dangerous provisions included in this legislation!

The cuts in this legislation would have a devastating impact on Americans’ health and environment. Those cuts include budget reductions of 18 percent for the EPA, 80 percent for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and 21 percent for the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Click here to e-mail your member of Congress. Tell them to reject this extreme legislation that is nothing more than a giveaway to Big Oil, Dirty Coal and other corporate polluters.

As if the underlying bill weren’t harmful enough, we expect members of Congress to offer anti-environmental amendments on the floor that would wreak even greater havoc on Americans’ health and environment and keep us dependent on expensive and dangerous energy sources.

Fortunately, President Obama has threatened to veto this harmful legislation, noting that a number of the measures in the bill are “ideological and political provisions that are beyond the scope of funding legislation.” However, we cannot afford to let House Republican leaders push this legislation without a fight. We must expose their extreme anti-environment efforts. Click here to e-mail your representative.

Thank you,
Gene Karpinski
League of Conservation Voters

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