Monday, June 18, 2012

[PDI] URGENT ALERT: Stop Sen. Inhofe's Clean Air Attack

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From: "Heather Shelby, Environmental Defense Action Fund" <>
Date: Jun 18, 2012 12:21 PM
Subject: URGENT ALERT: Stop Sen. Inhofe's Clean Air Attack
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Dear Daniel,

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*Don't let a global warming denier take away your right to clean

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Congress's leading global warming denier, is
stepping us his efforts *to deny your right to breathe cleaner air that
won't kill you or make you sick*.

*Please take action
*. Help us stop the Inhofe toxic air bill, which would wipe the EPA's
life-saving Mercury and Air Toxics Standards off the books and punch a huge
hole through our clean air protections.

*The vote could happen as soon as Wednesday, so we urgently need your help
more than ever! <>*

Sen. Inhofe's bill — S.J. Res 37 — would use the obscure Congressional
Review Act to block EPA's new emission standards for hazardous mercury and
other toxic air pollution.

But that's not all. *If enacted, this bill would also forever prohibit the
EPA from adopting substantially similar clean air standards in the future.*

These invaluable standards have been in the works for more than two decades!

- They will *prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths* every year.
- They will *protect our kids from dangerous exposure to toxic mercury
pollution*, which can cause brain damage in infants and young children.
- And they will *save the U.S. economy tens of billions of dollars* in
avoided health costs every year while *putting up to 117,000 Americans
to work* installing pollution control technologies between now and 2015.

*Please take action today to help us ensure these benefits become a

Americans want this rule. Last year, over 800,000 Americans submitted
comments to the EPA in support of these landmark standards.

But now, a small group of power industry lobbyists and their allies in the
Senate are putting pressure on Senators to support Inhofe's toxic air
assault to wipe these life-saving, job-creating standards off the books.

*This could happen in the next few days. We can't let them win* — not with
the stakes so high.

*Please take action
*. Don't let Sen. Inhofe and the Dirty Air Lobby deny your right to clean,
healthy air that won't kill you or make you sick.

Sen. Inhofe claims to have the number of signatures he needs to force a
vote on the floor of the Senate this week. And, unlike most other Senate
action, this bill filed under the Congressional Review Act only requires 51

Help us make sure a majority of the Senate stands with our kids and
families against this toxic air assault.

*Please take action

[image: HeatherShelby]Thanks for all you do,
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Heather Shelby
Action Network Coordinator

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