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Alaska Senator Sponsors Dirty Air Act June 10, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Health & Wellness, Sustainable Living.

Earth_Eastern_HemisphereAs hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil surge into the Gulf of Mexico, threatening dolphins, fish, birds, and other wildlife, Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski has sponsored a bill (SJ Res 26) that will dismantle America’s Clean Air Act and allow oil companies and big polluters off the hook and keep America addicted to oil.  See Dirty Air Act.

The vote is scheduled for today, June 10th.

Murkowski is following in Sarah Palin’s footsteps with the misguided cry of Drill, Baby, Drill . . . or in this case, Spew, Baby Spew.

What is it about representatives from Alaska?

Are their brains FROZEN in the “lock and load for lobbyists” position???

America’s Clean Air Act has a nearly 40-year track record of cutting dangerous pollution to protect human health and the environment.

The Murkowski bill (drafted by Big Oil lobbyists) would undermine the Clean Air Act by preventing efforts to reduce harmful global warming pollution and by undermining protections for public health and the environment.

A vote for the Murkowski Dirty Air Act is a vote FOR more pollution, and AGAINST the planet.

Instead of rolling back the Clean Air Act, we need the Senate to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation that will protect our environment, bolster our economy, and move us toward a clean energy future.

It’s time to stop listening to people who are willing to put profits ahead of the planet ~ you know, people like Murkowski, Palin, and Rush Limbaugh.

Let’s hope our Senators have the good sense to oppose the Murkowski “Dirty Air Act” when it gets called for a vote today.

The future is at hand.   Our time is now.  We can change the World.

Our future, our world, our planet.

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1. nrhatch - June 10, 2010


The Senate defeated Murkowski’s resolution!!!!

But the vote was close: 53-47

2. nrhatch - June 10, 2010

From National Audobon Society:

Today the the Senate defeated Senator Murkowski’s Resolution to cripple the Clean Air Act, and let oil and other corporate polluters off the hook.

By a narrow margin, the Senate voted 53-47 to uphold EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas pollution and put science ahead of politics when it comes to public health and putting our country on a clean energy path.

Thank you for sending emails to your Senators — more than once! It took a strong and concerted outcry from many Americans to defeat this resolution. Our work is not finished until we have comprehensive energy and climate legislation but we will continue to work toward that goal and we know we can count on your help.

Thank you!

3. nancycurteman - June 10, 2010

I agree with you completely when you say that instead of rolling back the Clean Air Act, we need the Senate to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate legislation that will protect our environment. The problem is that most of our politicians are indeed beholding to Big Oil.

nrhatch - June 10, 2010

Big Oil lost today.

And they lost on the Tar Sands proposal.
And Shell was told that it couldn’t drill in Alaska.
And further drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has been postponed.

It’s too soon to say for sure . . . but maybe we’re turning our backs on Big Oil to face the future. : )

Thanks for your comment.

BTW: Murkowski . . . received $900,000 from Big Oil. No wonder she enjoys the view from their back pocket.

4. cindy - June 11, 2010

Yay for a good outcome!

nrhatch - June 11, 2010

With a few more successes, maybe the tide will finally turn in favor of the planet.

Thanks for catching my typo. : )

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