Special alert: Tell your senators to add global warming pollution limits to the energy bill
NRDC's EARTH ACTION:
The Bulletin for Environmental Activists
June 15, 2005
Tell your senators to add global warming pollution limits to the energy bill
Take action now at
"The Debate's Over" declared USA Today in its June 13th front-page story
reporting that corporations, religious groups and politicians now agree with
scientists that global warming is real and action is necessary. The story ran
just days after the White House accepted the resignation of a top
administration advisor with ties to the oil lobby after he was found to have
altered government climate reports in order to cast doubt on global warming
The ground is shifting just as the Senate is debating its version of the
bill, and this year we have a real opportunity to pass meaningful legislation
that would reduce global warming pollution and promote clean energy solutions.
A number of senators (both Republicans and Democrats) are expected to offer
amendments that would set limits for carbon dioxide emissions responsible for
increasing global temperatures, rising seas, droughts and the resulting
fish and wildlife.
Some of these plans, however, also would give huge subsidies to the nuclear
power industry. Another proposal calls for voluntary action and industry self-
policing, which is no substitute for a real limit on emissions. Other
amendments would set mandatory limits, but need to be strengthened if they are
to stop the growth of emissions levels.
The Senate is scheduled to vote on the various climate amendments to the
bill early next week, but the schedule could change at any time, so please
contact your senators right away.
== What to do ==
Send a message *right now* urging your senators to support mandatory limits on
global warming pollution without massive subsidies for nuclear power.
== Contact information ==
You can email or fax your senators directly from NRDC's Earth Action Center at
If you prefer to call your senators, the Capitol switchboard number is 202-224-
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