For Earth Day, tell the Bush Administration to stop assisting big business in trampling our environmental laws.
Behind closed doors and away from public view, the Bush Administration is allowing big corporations to weaken our nation's environmental laws, so they can put more pollution in our air, put more poison in our water, cut down our national forests, damage our public lands, and make taxpayers, rather than polluters, foot the bill for cleaning up toxic wastes.
SIGN NOW, and tell the BUSH administration to save our environment!
Dear President Bush and Administrator Whitman,
During the past year your administration has made numerous decisions to dramatically weaken important environmental safeguards, decisions that will have devastating consequences for our communities, our country and our planet. I am writing to ask you to stop this alarming trend, and begin supporting stronger, not weaker, environmental protections.
I am especially concerned about your administration's destructive pollution policies. At the behest of corporate polluters, your agencies are moving to weaken fundamental clean air programs, loosening control of power plant pollution that causes acid rain, asthma, and numerous serious respiratory problems. Your administration is also shifting the burden of toxic waste clean up from polluters to taxpayers, and forcing nuclear waste upon states that want nothing to do with it.
I am alarmed that under your policies endangered species are more threatened than ever, and millions of acres of pristine forests are about to be exposed to destruction. All this even though the vast majority of Americans want our natural heritage protected. And now, clean water is threatened by raw sewage, while crucial safeguards have been bottled up for more than a year.
Mining and drilling on public land is already a huge give-away to special interests, and I understand that it is about to get bigger. And on top of all this, your administration is aggressively promoting an energy policy that puts corporate interests ahead of national security and environmental protection.
I urge you to respect the overwhelming consensus for environmental protection in this country and stop using government agencies to let big corporations rewrite our environmental laws. Please take the necessary steps to protect the environment and the health of all Americans.