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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

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Senators lobbied to oppose attack on Clean Air Act

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

In e-mail correspondence to U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today urged against weakening of the Clean Air Act and asked the Senators to vote against the Murkowski Amendment.

The correspondence was sent today in response to an action alert issued by the League of Women Voters of the United States. The full text of the letter follows:

On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus and our hundreds of members across central Ohio, I write to urge you to vote against the Murkowski Amendment that would weaken the Clean Air Act and block EPA action against climate change.

The amendment would let America’s biggest polluters off the hook and negatively affect thousands of American businesses that are waiting for clear energy and climate policies that will unlock billions of dollars in job-creating clean energy investments.

We depend on the Clean Air Act to protect our health and environment. A vote for the Murkowski Amendment is a step backward for public health.

Thank you for your consideration of the League's request, and for your service to the citizens of Ohio.