It is every person's fundamental right to breathe air that doesn't harm him or her. The Clean Air Act is our most powerful tool to protect this right and our health.
But, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) has introduced a bill that would permanently block the EPA AND every other federal agency from using the Clean Air Act AND any other environmental law to do ANYTHING about reducing America's climate pollution.
This is part of a broad, coordinated pro-polluter legislative assault to weaken America's clean air standards and block climate action. Scientists, the courts and the EPA have affirmed that climate pollution hurts human health. We must uphold and strengthen the laws that protect us -- not nullify them.
Please take action: Tell your members of Congress to reject the "Do ABSOLUTELY Nothing on Climate" Barrasso bill -- and all other similar legislative assaults. It's time to Clear The Air.
Dear [Decision Maker],
It's time to Clear The Air. At a time when our global competitors are playing to win in the race for our clean energy future, we should be working together to unleash the 21st century technologies that will grow our economy, cut pollution, and end our over-addiction to oil and other fossil fuels.
Instead, some in Congress seem more interested in unleashing our 19th century pro-polluter past putting our health at risk.
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The latest proposal by Wyoming Senator John Barrasso is a case in point. It would permanently block the EPA AND every other federal agency from using the Clean Air Act AND any other environmental law to do anything about reducing America's clean air and climate pollution.
And just for good measure, it would also preempt state climate actions. It's been affirmed that climate pollution has serious effects on human health. We must uphold and strengthen the laws that protect our health and our environment -- not nullify them.
Another proposal by West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller would halt EPA actions to reduce carbon pollution for at least two years. And a draft bill by Rep. Upton and Sen. Inhofe would redefine the Clean Air Act and offer a direct, political challenge the basic science of climate change.
These proposals are part of a coordinated pro-polluter assault on America's clean air standards that would reverse important progress we've made to cut pollution, promote innovation and protect the human health and the air we breathe.
The 21st century will be a clean energy century. If Congress refuses to fulfill its responsibility to pass a strong climate and energy bill, it should at least get out of the way of progress.
I strongly urge you to oppose the Barrasso "Do ABSOLUTELY Nothing on Climate" bill, the Rockefeller "Do Nothing for Two Years" bill, the Upton-Inhofe "Deny Climate Science" bill, and all bills like them.
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