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Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:50:16 -0800
Message-Id: <f22d-95b-403ce058@web01.moveon.org>
From: "Peter Schurman, MoveOn.org" <moveon-help@list.moveon.org>
To: "Alexander J. Sagady" <ajs@sagady.com>
Subject: Stop the Bush-Cheney energy bill


Dear MoveOn member,

The Bush-Cheney energy bill is back, and it could come up for a vote at any 
moment.  Republicans have signaled that they'll give as little as 24 hours' 
notice.  We've got to get out ahead of it.

Please call your Senator(s) now, at:

   Senator Carl Levin
   Washington, DC: 202-224-6221

   Senator Debbie Stabenow
   Washington, DC: 202-224-4822

   Make sure they know you're a constituent, then urge them to:

  "Please FILIBUSTER to stop the energy bill."*

   Give some reasons why you're concerned -- some good ones are listed below.

Please let us know you're calling, at:

http://www.moveon.org/callmade3.html?id=2395-61997-IcBG4vHT5j2xEADyMMBKMg

The energy bill is still terrible.  Here's what it does:

1. Delays clean-up in smoggy cities, which would increase asthma
    attacks and other health problems, especially among children and 
elderly people.

2. Pollutes rivers and coastal waters by exempting oil and gas drilling
    from clean-up safeguards

3. Allows energy companies to rip off consumers by repealing the
    Public Utility Holding Company Act.

4. Includes billions in subsidies for big oil, nuclear, timber, and
    coal companies.

5. Increases air pollution and global warming with new incentives to
    burn coal for electricity without adequate pollution controls.

6. Threatens drinking water by allowing the underground injection of
    diesel fuel and other chemicals during oil and gas development.

7. Weakens environmental safeguards to pave the way for more oil and
    gas drilling on sensitive public lands in the Rocky Mountain West.
    At least sixteen national hunting and fishing organizations oppose
    these provisions.

8. Locks in American dependence on foreign oil by adding new
    roadblocks to better fuel economy.

9. Tramples on states' abilities to protect their coasts from harmful
    oil and gas exploration by weakening their input on federal
    coastal projects.

10. Promotes nuclear proliferation by reversing long-standing U.S.
    policy against reprocessing waste from commercial nuclear
    reactors, and using plutonium to generate commercial energy.

Please call your Senator(s) now, at:

   Senator Carl Levin
   Washington, DC: 202-224-6221

   Senator Debbie Stabenow
   Washington, DC: 202-224-4822

Urge them to filibuster the energy bill.

Please let us know you're calling, at:

http://www.moveon.org/callmade3.html?id=2395-61997-IcBG4vHT5j2xEADyMMBKMg

Thank you.

Sincerely,

--Peter Schurman
   MoveOn.org
   February 25th, 2004

* For more information on filibusters, see:
http://www.moveon.org/moveonbulletin/bulletin11.html
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