Action Alert from Physicians for Social Responsibility:
The Clean Air Act over the past 40 years has provided effective means
of limiting dangerous air pollutants and has saved countless lives.
Now, the Clean Air Act and with it the EPA Endangerment Finding are
under attack. To protect our nation's health and the world we need
This past December, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
finalized its finding under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gases
(such as carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere endanger both the public
health and the environment for current and future generations. This
action was a result of the Supreme Court ruling in Massachusetts v.
EPA (2007) that greenhouse gases are air pollutants covered by the
Clean Air Act. This landmark decision offered a critical tool for the
EPA to begin to take action to limit greenhouse gas emission from
motor vehicles as well large emitters like coal fired power plants.
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is about to introduce an amendment to
stop the EPA from taking science based protective action to limit
these greenhouse gases. She is trying to have this amendment attached
to a must-pass bill to lift the debt ceiling. If adopted, this
amendment would remove the EPA's enforcement funding and power so that
big polluters like the coal and oil industries can ignore the Clean
Your senators must hear from you. The stakes are high and the pressure
by these powerful lobbies to stop global warming action is intense.
Every vote counts - please email and call your senators today and urge
them to vote NO on this dangerous amendment.
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