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Enviro-Mich message from "Anne Woiwode" <Anne.Woiwode@sierraclub.org>
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This has tremendous significance for Michigan, which continues to have more
active coal plant proposals than any other state -- if Michigan's electric
providers have their ways, this state more than any other could be locked
into 50+ years of spending ratepayers dollars to pay for the right to
destroy the planet. 

Anne Woiwode, State Director
Sierra Club Michigan Chapter
(517) 484-2372
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2009
CONTACT: Josh Dorner, 202.675.2384
                 David Willett, 202.675.6698



                     President Obama's Budget Signals
                        New Era on Energy, Climate


Washington, D.C.--Media reports indicate that President Obama's first
budget will include revenues from the auction of carbon permits under a cap
on global warming pollution in its long-term planning.  This follows
President Obama's unprecedented investment of nearly $100 billion in a
green economic recovery, his call on this Congress to act on global warming
legislation, and preliminary steps taken by the Environmental Protection
Agency to begin the process of regulating global warming emissions from our
vehicles and power plants.


          Statement of Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director


"The writing is on the wall.  The signs are all there. The era of dirty
energy is coming to an end.


"The shift in priorities over the past month has been unprecedented.
President Obama has acted faster, smarter, and more decisively than any
president in memory.  He has put us squarely on the path toward a clean
energy future.


"Wall Street and Washington alike understand that the question is no longer
if or when, but only how we will tackle global warming and build the clean
energy economy that will rescue us from economic collapse.


"President Obama's bold plans will revitalize our economy, rebuild the
middle class, make us more secure, and put an end to our energy crisis once
and for all.  We will continue working with him and our allies in Congress
to make these bold commitments a reality."


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  ( FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 26, 2009                           (  
  E CONTACT: Josh Dorner, 202.675.2384                                 E  
  m                  David Willett, 202.675.6698                       m  
  b                                                                    b  
  e                                                                    e  
  d                                                                    d  
  d                  President Obama's Budget Signals                  d  
  e                     New Era on Energy, Climate                     e  
  d                                                                    d  
  i                                                                    i  
  m Washington, D.C.--Media reports indicate that President Obama's    m  
  a first budget will include revenues from the auction of carbon      a  
  g permits under a cap on global warming pollution in its long-term   g  
  e planning.  This follows President Obama's unprecedented investment e  
  m of nearly $100 billion in a green economic recovery, his call on   m  
  o this Congress to act on global warming legislation, and            o  
  v preliminary steps taken by the Environmental Protection Agency to  v  
  e begin the process of regulating global warming emissions from our  e  
  d vehicles and power plants.                                         d  
  t                                                                    t  
  o                                                                    o  
  f       Statement of Carl Pope, Sierra Club Executive Director       f  
  i                                                                    i  
  l                                                                    l  
  e "The writing is on the wall.  The signs are all there. The era of  e  
  : dirty energy is coming to an end.                                  :  
  p                                                                    p  
  i                                                                    i  
  c "The shift in priorities over the past month has been              c  
  1 unprecedented.  President Obama has acted faster, smarter, and     0  
  6 more decisively than any president in memory.  He has put us       9  
  5 squarely on the path toward a clean energy future.                 1  
  1                                                                    6  
  2                                                                    1  
  . "Wall Street and Washington alike understand that the question is  .  
  g no longer if or when, but only how we will tackle global warming   g  
  i and build the clean energy economy that will rescue us from        i  
  f economic collapse.                                                 f  
  )                                                                    )  
                                                                          
    "President Obama's bold plans will revitalize our economy, rebuild    
    the middle class, make us more secure, and put an end to our          
    energy crisis once and for all.  We will continue working with him    
    and our allies in Congress to make these bold commitments a           
    reality."                                                             
                                                                          
                                                                          
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