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E-M:/ Urgent: call Sen. Levin NOW to stop the Bush energy bill

Enviro-Mich message from Mary Beth Doyle <marybeth@ecocenter.org>

>Delivered-To: marybeth@e
>Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 13:37:52 -0800
>From: "Peter Schurman, MoveOn.org" <moveon-help@list.moveon.org>
>To: "MAry Beth Doyle" <marybeth@ecocenter.org>
>Subject: Urgent: call Sen. Levin NOW to stop the Bush energy bill
>Dear MoveOn member,
>The U.S. Senate is on the verge of approving the disastrous Bush-Cheney
>energy bill tomorrow morning.  Your Senator, Carl Levin , is one of
>the last holdouts -- he has not yet committed to stopping the bill.
>The vote tomorrow morning, Thursday November 20th, is likely to come
>down to a single vote.  Senator Levin really could make all the
>Please call him right away, at:
>   Senator Carl Levin 
>   Washington, DC: 202-224-6221
>Urge him to:
>  "Please FILIBUSTER to stop the energy bill." [1] 
>Please take a moment let us know you're calling, at:
>This bill, drafted in secret with Democrats and public-interest groups
>locked out, is a disaster -- it won't solve America's energy problems,
>but it will lavish at least $20 billion on polluting industries.
>A few of the bill's worst provisions:
>* It would shield companies that sell the toxic gasoline additive MTBE,
>   which has contaminated groundwater in every state, from liability
>   lawsuits.  This rollback of the polluter pays principle would shift
>   an estimated $29 billion in cleanup costs from oil and chemical
>   companies to state and local taxpayers.
>* It would also roll back the Clean Air Act, allowing the air we 
>   breathe to stay polluted, in virtually any area where air pollution
>   is a problem.  This change would lead to thousands of additional
>   asthma attacks, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits.
>* It would repeal the Public Utility Holding Company Act, a vital
>   regulation on utilities.  Repeal would worsen the conditions that
>   enabled the recent Northeast power blackout.
>The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal
>have all come out against this awful bill.
>Please call Senator Levin now and urge him to filibuster.
>Thank you.
>- Peter Schurman
>   MoveOn.org
>   November 20th, 2003
>P.S: For the New York Times and Washington Post editorials, see:
>[1] For more information on filibusters, see:
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Mary Beth Doyle, MPH
Environmental Health Project
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