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1Sky speaks out against gutting the Clean Air Act

14
Sep

1Sky speaks out against gutting the Clean Air Act

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You probably read in Jason's post earlier today that the Senate Appropriations Committee might vote this week on an amendment to gut the Clean Air Act's ability to crack down on big climate polluters like oil refineries and coal power plants. Our new Campaign Director Liz Butler issued this press statement a few minutes ago speaking out strongly against this vote:

As the EPA celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act this week, it is absurd that oil and coal companies and their allies in Congress want us to take a giant step backwards by gutting this landmark environmental law. The Senate must hold fossil fuel interests accountable by protecting the Clean Air Act as a critical tool to reduce global warming pollution and jumpstart investment in a clean energy economy.

Read the rest of Liz's statement in our Press Room. If you have a senator in this committee, please call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and tell your senator to oppose this crazy amendment. This is no way to celebrate the Clean Air Act's 40th birthday!

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