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  • Steven M. Stelzer
    ... From: Luke Metzger, TexPIRG Advocate [mailto:LukeM@texpirg.org] Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 4:05 PM Subject: TexPIRG asks you to oppose the federal
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 15, 2004
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Luke Metzger, TexPIRG Advocate [mailto:LukeM@...]
      Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 4:05 PM
      Subject: TexPIRG asks you to oppose the federal energy bill


      Dear TexPIRG supporter,

      In his State of the Union speech, President Bush once again called on
      Congress to pass the polluting, budget-busting energy bill currently stalled
      in the Senate. This bill would hand out billions in taxpayer dollars to big
      polluters, allow more smog pollution in America's dirtiest cities, and
      repeal laws designed to prevent future Enron-style market manipulations.

      Fortunately, due to continued public outcry, Senator John Ensign (NV) has
      rejected the President's call, reversed his position from last November, and
      announced his opposition to the bill. Sen. Ensign's announcement brings us a
      big step closer to stopping this bill for good.

      But it's not over yet! Please take a moment to ask your senators to stop the
      energy bill from passing. Then, ask your family and friends to help by
      forwarding this e-mail to them to demonstrate the broad public opposition
      that exists to this bill.

      To take action, click on this link or paste it into your web browser:
      http://pirg.org/alerts/route.asp?id=250&id4=ES


      Background

      America needs an energy policy that makes our electricity supply more
      reliable and prevents future Enron-type scandals, but the federal energy
      bill before Congress increases the risk of future blackouts and allows more
      energy market manipulation by energy companies.

      America needs an energy plan that promotes clean, efficient, renewable
      energy like wind and solar power, but the energy bill subsidizes the same
      old polluting oil, coal and nuclear industries, while leaving out entirely a
      renewable energy standard that would have guaranteed real increases in
      renewable energy production. We need to reduce our dependence on oil, but
      the energy bill fails to increase fuel economy standards at all.

      America needs an energy plan that protects the environment, but the energy
      bill would allow more drilling on pristine public lands and pave the way for
      damaging oil and gas exploration off our coasts.

      America needs an energy plan that cuts global warming pollution, but the
      energy bill completely ignores the threat of global warming. People who live
      in smoggy areas will breathe dirty air for longer, and the oil and gas
      industry will be allowed to pollute rivers, lakes and coastal areas when
      they drill or build refineries.

      Congress MUST reject this irresponsible energy bill that endangers public
      health and the environment.

      Please take a moment to ask your senators to stop the energy bill from
      passing. Then ask your family and friends to help by forwarding this e-mail
      to them to demonstrate the broad public opposition that exists to this bill.

      To take action, click on this link or paste it into your web browser:
      http://pirg.org/alerts/route.asp?id=250&id4=ES

      Sincerely,

      Luke Metzger
      TexPIRG Advocate
      LukeM@...
      http://www.TexPIRG.org

      P.S. Thanks again for your support. Please feel free to share this e-mail
      with your family and friends.

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