No Auto Industry Bailout, Support Henry Waxman
- =v= Congress, and especially Nancy Pelosi, are working hard on
an American auto-industry bailout. There's word of a European
auto-industry bailout that would follow in its wake.
=v= So far I haven't seen any enviro group step up to the plate
to oppose this. Credo, however, has just recently set up a web
page for Americans to email our Congressional representative
(e.g. Pelosi) to demand support for Harry Waxman rather than a
climate change-denier from General Motors, and it has wording
to suggest not bailing out the auto industry. You can add your
own words about not bailing out the auto industry (I did).
=v= The URL for this page is below, embedded in a form letter.
Subject: We need real solutions to fight climate change.
Global climate change is perhaps the greatest challenge of our
generation. What we do (or don't do) affects not only our
nation, but the world. You might thank that, with a new
president poised to take office, we're in a great position to
take serious action to address climate change. Unfortunately, a
grizzled legislator named John Dingell, known as the
"Congressman from General Motors," is standing in our way.
The most important pieces of legislation addressing climate
change must pass through the House Energy and Commerce
Committee. As chair of that committee, Congressman Dingell has
exerted his power time and again to kill bills that could roll
back global warming. Dingell has lined his campaign war chest
with millions of dollars of contributions from electric, oil and
coal companies. His wife (and potential successor to his
Congressional seat) is a senior executive at General
Motors. What's more, until recently, he wouldn't even admit that
climate change was a real threat.
I just signed a petition calling on my member of Congress to
vote for Congressman Henry Waxman (a staunch environmentalist)
to replace Dingell as the Energy and Commerce Chair -- I hope
you will too.
Please have a look and take action.