Are you looking for a way to express your environmental advocacy in
fighting global warming, air pollution and traffic congestion at one fell
swoop? Look no further! But it needs to, done TODAY.
On Thursday, September 4th, the US House of Representatives will vote on
the 2004 Transportation Appropriations bill Call your Representative on
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3rd and ask them to support the amendment by Thomas
Petri (pron "PEE-try") and John Olver to save the Enhancements program,
by striking Section 114 of HR 2989, which contains language which
eliminates funding for multi-use paths, bike lands, and safety education
efforts. These money is allocated to states and local governments for
non-motorized, non-polluting, zero greenhouse gas emitting alternatives
to highway transportation. If anything, this type of funding should be
greatly increased, not eliminated from the Transportation Budget!
Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) and Congressman John Olver (D-MA) will offer
an amendment during debate on Thursday to restore the funding. See more
info in the alert below or at the America Bikes web site:
"If you live within walking or bicycling distance of work, you can reduce
the global warming impact of your commute to zero."
Denis Hayes, Chairman and CEO, Earth Day
"If you really love America, hang that flag on a bicycle!"
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