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Re: Re: E-M:/ Michigan Reps vote on Bush energy plan



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Enviro-Mich message from "Pam Ortner" <ortpam@mediaone.net>
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I saw Bonier on t.v. last night.  He admitted the NWLP issue and the CAFE
standard vote DID pit environmentalists against labor, but he said in the
future there would be issues that would unite us. ????? and Bonier is
definitely the best thing we have going for us!!!  Very disappointing.

I believe strongly we still need to find the issues that are common to
labor, communities and environmentalists.  We ALL need to breathe clean air,
we all want our waters to be clean, we all want a safe workplace.  We need
to come together on those issues that unite us.  I am committed to it.

----- Original Message -----
From: <Murphwild1@aol.com>
To: <wrightd@voyager.net>; <enviro-mich@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Saturday, August 04, 2001 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: Re: E-M:/ Michigan Reps vote on Bush energy plan


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> Enviro-Mich message from Murphwild1@aol.com
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>
> Not to diminish your well articulated points David, but one does not have
to
> be a Ph.D to figure this one out.
>
> The moral of this story is that the DEMS are going to get $$$$$$$$$$$$
from
> Labor, not enviromentalists, to get re-elected.
>
> Another sick component to this is the constituents (from soccer moms to
> actual enviros) who could vote these politicians out of office, are all
> driving SUV's.
>
> murraydailey
>
>
>
> You would think that at least one Michigan Democrat could have followed
the
> lead of  Rep. Vern Ehlers, a Ph.D. Physicist who probably understands the
> technical issues as well or better than anybody in the House and voted FOR
> this measure.
>
>
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> Enviro-Mich message from David Wright <wrightd@voyager.net>
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>
> You would think that one Michigan Democrat could argue that after the
> Federal Government had funneled hundreds of millions of dollars of federal
> research into the American Auto Industry to develop technology to raise
the
> fuel economy of a mid-sized car to 80 mpg, that maybe just some of that
> could be applied to get SUVs to 27 mpg.
>
> You would think that after Michigan's auto industry went to great lengths
> to demonstrate their 80 mpg prototypes in Washington and Detroit this past
> year, that Michigan's Democrats might think that maybe, just maybe,
Detroit
> could do a little better than around 20 mpg for trucks and 27 for cars.
>
> You would think that after Ford and GM went to battle over fuel economy
> committing to a 25% improvement in truck and SUV vehicle economy, that one
> Michigan Democrat might think that Detroit could be asked to squeeze just
a
> bit more out of their products.
>
> You would think that at least one Michigan Democrat could have followed
the
> lead of  Rep. Vern Ehlers, a Ph.D. Physicist who probably understands the
> technical issues as well or better than anybody in the House and voted FOR
> this measure.
>
> You would think that at least one Michigan Democratic House Member would
> have had the intestinal fortitude to support a realistic conservation
> effort from the Auto Industry.
>
> Sadly, when it comes to conservation and the automotive industry, as Ralph
> Nader pointed out during the last campaign -- and as this vote
demonstrates
> -- there is no political or philosophical difference between a Michigan
> Democrat or a Michigan Republican, unless your name is Vern Ehlers.
>
> Thank you Rep. Ehlers.  Have you ever considered the Green Party?
>
>
>
>
> At 12:02 PM 8/3/01 -0400, you wrote:
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> >Enviro-Mich message from Murphwild1@aol.com
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> >
> >Vicki,
> >
> >Can this be true??
> >
> >
> >Murray Dailey
> >
> >
> >Representatives Barcia, Bonior, Camp, Conyers, Dingell, Hoekstra, Kildee,
> >Kilpatrick, Knollenberg, Levin, Rivers, Rogers, Smith, Stupak, and Upton
> >opposed increasing fuel efficiency standards for cars and sport utility
> >vehicles, while Representative Ehlers supported stronger fuel efficiency
> >standards -- the only significant conservation measure proposed for the
bill.
> >
>
>
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