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Clean Air Alert-Sign On letter



>Date: Thu, 26 Jun 1997 07:15:46 -0700
>To: Great Lakes Contacts
>From: Debby  Ortman <lakes@cp.duluth.mn.us>
>Subject: Clean Air Alert-Sign On letter
>
>care to sign on below?
>>>>
>>>>Please support the EPA's attempt to get rid of soot and other
>>>>particulates in our air.  If you'd like to participate in this
>>>>petition drive, add your name to the list below mine, forward it to
>>>>like-minded friends with e-mail, and copy it back to
>>>><<cleanair@igc.org>>, which is compiling the master list.
>>>>
>>>>Our elected officials in Washington are about to decide the fate of
>>>>our air and our health. The Clinton Administration and the Congress
>>>>are making critical decisions to affect your health and your
>>>>children's health in the next few weeks.
>>>>
>>>>Please sign the petition below and forward it to your friends today.
>>>>
>>>>THE CAMPAIGN TO CLEAR THE AIR
>>>>
>>>>Tens of millions of Americans breathe unhealthy air. Two of the
>>>>most dangerous and common air pollutants -- ozone smog and fine
>>>>particle soot -- have been shown to trigger asthma attacks and
>>>>other acute respiratory illnesses.
>>>>
>>>> * High levels of ozone in 13 U.S. cities were
>>>>   linked with more than 10,000 hospital admissions
>>>>   for respiratory illness and more than 30,000
>>>>   emergency room visits in 1993 and 1994.
>>>>
>>>> * More than 40,000 premature deaths are estimated
>>>>   to occur each year due to particulate soot pollution.
>>>>
>>>>Your support will help counter the influence of powerful
>>>>Washington, D.C. lobbyists.   Polluters like Exxon, GM and
>>>>Texaco are spending at least $40 million, in campaign
>>>>contributions and advertisements, to stop tough protections
>>>>against smog and soot.  Here's what a couple of their
>>>>well-heeled lobbyists have said:
>>>>
>>>>   "The effects of ozone are not that serious...What
>>>>   we're talking about is a temporary loss in lung
>>>>   function of 20 to 30 percent. That's not really a
>>>>   health effect."
>>>>   -Richard Klimisch, V.P. at American Automobile
>>>>   Manufacturers Assn., Washington Post, Nov. 27, 1996
>>>>
>>>>  "People can protect themselves. They can avoid
>>>>   jogging. Asthmatic kids need not go out and ride
>>>>   their bicycles."
>>>>   -Oil Industry Lobbyist, National Journal, Jan. 4, 1997
>>>>
>>>>Tougher health standards for smog and soot are supported by
>>>>hundreds of national, regional, state and local groups including, The
>>>>American Lung Association, The American Academy of Pediatrics,
>>>>American Public Health Association, Physicians for Social
>>>>Responsibility, League of Women Voters, United Steelworkers of
>>>>America, Sierra Club, Clean Air Network, Natural Resources Defense
>>>>Council, and the State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs).
>>>>
>>>>Sign the petition for clean air and forward it to your friends
>>>>to ensure that we send a strong message to DC.  Here's how:
>>>>
>>>>1) List your name, city, and state.
>>>>2) Send a copy to as many friends as you can
>>>>3) c.c. the petition to <cleanair@igc.org>.
>>>>
>>>>For more information, including what else you can do, go
>>>>to>http://www.pirg.org/enviro/cleanair
>>>>
>>>>THE PETITION FOR CLEAN AIR
>>>>
>>>>To protect our air and our health we need stronger, not weaker,
>>>>clean air standards.  We call on President Clinton and the U.S.
>>>>Congress to resist polluters attempts to weaken the Clean Air Act,
>>>>and instead to strengthen health standards and protect our kids >and
>>>>our future.
>>>>
>>>>1. Chris Chatto, Santa Barbara, CA
>>>>2. Margie Alt, Boston, MA
>>>>3. Chris Mullin, Boston, MA
>>>>4. Adam Ruben, Boston, MA
>>>>5. Rick Trilsch, Washington, DC
>>>>6. Ed Mierzwinski, Washington, DC
>>>>7. Jonathan Darnell, Santa Barbara, CA
>>>>8. Nikki Reidt, Santa Barbara, CA
>>>>9. Faye Park, Santa Barbara, CA
>>>>10. Pete Smith, Denver, CO
>>>>11. Martha A. Marks, Riverwoods IL
>>>>12. Laurene McLane, Issaquah, WA
>>>>13. Abe Ringel, Issaquah, WA
>>>>14. Lizbeth Seebacher, Seattle, WA
>>>>15. Don Falk, Tucson, AZ
>>>>16. Paul Hawken, Sausalito, CA
>>>>17. Matt Petersen, Santa Monica, CA
>>>>18. Lynn Simon, San Franicsco, CA
>>>19. Lisa McManigal, Basalt, CO
>>>20. Lynne Elizabeth, Berkeley, CA
>>>21.  Mehrdad Azemun, Chicago, IL
>>>22. Alex Turner, Madison, WI
>>>23. Bob Olsgard, Sarona, WI
>24.   Debbie Ortman, Duluth, MN
>
EAGLE 
Environmental Assoc. for Great Lakes Education
394 Lake Ave. South, #308
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 726-1828
email: lakes@cp.duluth.mn.us
Debbie Ortman
Jan Conley