Big oil and the politicians who deny climate change are planning to force a vote on the Senate floor at any moment. Their intent? Block any action to combat the pollution that is destroying our planet. And they could win if we don't act now.
Please take action to stop this anti-science, pro-special interest legislation.
Senator Lisa Murkowsi (R-AK) has offered a resolution that will overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's finding -- which is based on the clear consensus of the world's best scientists -- that greenhouse gases cause climate change. It would undo an historic agreement made last year with the auto industry to cut pollution and save up to 450 million barrels of oil each year, according to the EPA. The Senator's resolution clearly benefits special interests at the expense of the American public.
The Murkowski resolution would also block action against pollution spewing from the oldest and worst coal-fired power plants -- again putting powerful interests ahead of citizens like you and me.
The choice is clear: special interests versus the clear scientific consensus that manmade greenhouse gases are causing climate change here and around the world. We cannot let the special interests win.
As a citizen who is deeply concerned about protecting our democracy -- and understands the role of science in modern society -- please take action now by contacting your Senators.
Make no mistake. The science is clear. We must act to stop global climate change.
But do not underestimate the power of special interests in the halls of Congress.
Now is the time to take action.
Thanks for all you do,
Mary G. Wilson
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