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Enviro-Mich message from "Daniel Farough" <daniel.farough@sierraclub.org>
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ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE DRILLING VOTE
CONTACT SENATOR CARL LEVIN AND DEBBIE STABENOW!


                  Arctic Drilling Vote Expected This Week

After many weeks (and months) of rhetoric, Senator Murkowski has finally
given the signal that he will try to bring up his amendment to open the
coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge to oil drilling. We expect that he will
offer his amendment on Tuesday, April 8 when the Senate resumes
consideration of the Energy Bill (S.517).  This means that after following
the necessary Senate procedures, the Arctic drilling amendment should be
voted on Thursday, April 11.

Our environmental champions in the US Senate - led by Senators John Kerry
of Massachusetts and Joe Lieberman of Connecticut - have already begun
lining up allies to block Senator Murkowski's amendment  by filibustering
it--forcing extended debate on this controversial amendment.  Drilling
proponents would be forced to secure 60 votes to shut off the debate and
end the filibuster.

Now is the time to call your Senators.  You can reach them through the U.S.
Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or you can call their in state office at
the below.
Tell them the vote is coming this week and you care how they vote.  Please
thank them for pledging to support the Refuge and let them know it is
critical we have their support when it comes time to vote.  Take nothing for
granted.

Senator Levin
202-224-6221 DC
517-377-1508 Lansing
313-226-6020 Detroit
616-456-2531 Grand Rapids
810-573-9145 Warren

Senator Stabenow
202-224-4822 DC
517-203-1760 Lansing


 ASK SEN LEVIN AND STABENOW TO SUPPORT THE KERRY-LIEBERMAN FILIBUSTER TO
PREVENT
           OIL DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE.




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