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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

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Senators lobbied to oppose amendment that would weaken Clean Air Act

Thursday, May 20, 2010

In e-mail correspondence with U.S. Senators George V. Voinovich and Sherrod Brown, the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus today defended against attacks on the Clean Air Act.

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 e-mail follows:

On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus and our hundreds of members across central Ohio, I urge you to vote against Senator Murkowski's resolution of disapproval (S.J. Res. 26) that will undermine the Clean Air Act and continue the pollution that is causing climate change.

I also urge you to oppose any similar legislation that blocks or suspends EPA action to tackle global warming, including S. 3072 introduced by Senator Rockefeller. The Clean Air Act has effectively regulated some of the most dangerous pollutants for the past 40 years and is an effective tool for reducing our national dependence on oil.  

A vote for Senator Murkowski’s S.J. Res. 26 is a step backward for public health, for protecting our planet, and for our children's future. It would put our communities at risk, undermine the new clean energy economy, and overrule sound scientific decisions.

We need strong new energy and environmental policies, not more waffling and waiting. Please defeat the Murkowski Amendment.

Thank you for your attention to the League's request.