[saymaListserv] Urgent: Call on your Senators to oppose the so called "Clear Skies" bill
freepolazzo at comcast.net
Mon Feb 14 19:11:23 JEST 2005
PLEASE CALL YOUR SENATAOR IN WASHINGTON! (if you are NOT in Georgia,
please call your Senator).
Clean air is especially important to my family as we have inherited poor
lungs and the bad air quality affects us more that the "average bear". We
are the "canaries" in the mine and realize how much all families will
suffer if the air quality is permitted to deteriorate, further.
I have purchased a Toyota Prius (Hybrid, low emission car) to do my bit for
clean air. We need to have our "public" utilities do their share,
too. That means our "public" officials have to be asked to ignore the
large contributions of cash they get from those organizations (like GA
Power), who lobby to be exempt from cleaning up the mess they have created
Please Pass this on to your friends.
>Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 13:35:03 -0800 (PST)
>From: Stephen Smith & Rita Kilpatrick <info at cleanenergy.org>
>Reply-To: Stephen Smith & Rita Kilpatrick
><reply.24040.20829535.874075610035229073-freepolazzo_comcast.net at en.groundspring.org>
>To: <freepolazzo at comcast.net>
>Subject: Urgent: Call on Isakson to Oppose Clear Skies
>Dear SACE supporters,
>PLEASE, CONTACT SENATOR ISAKSON TODAY - TELL HIM TO VOTE AGAINST THE
>"CLEAR SKIES" BILL THAT WILL KEEP GEORGIA'S AIR DIRTY AND DOES NOTHING TO
>REDUCE GLOBAL WARMING POLLUTION!
>SENATOR ISAKSON'S CONTACT INFO:
>Call his Washington office at (202) 224-3643 or his Atlanta Office at
>You can also submit comments using his on-line contact form at
>About Clean Air Roll-Backs in Georgia:
>The Administration's "Clear Skies" Bill would virtually eliminate many key
>elements of the Clean Air Act, such as New Source Review, and lead to
>increases in smog-causing nitrogen oxides, haze forming sulfur dioxide,
>and toxic mercury emissions. The National Academy of Science recently
>stated that it would be unlikely that the caps in the Administration's
>bill would make up for the reductions that would occur under New Source
>Review, a program that "Clear Skies" virtually eliminates. Additionally,
>recent analysis shows that at least seven of the ten counties in Georgia
>that were designated out of compliance with EPA's health standard for fine
>particulate pollution (PM2.5) in December 2004 would meet the standard
>simply by enforcing the newly proposed "Clean Air" Act.
> * Carbon dioxide emissions increased at 59% of the power plants in the
> nation from 1995-2003 including nearly all of Georgia Power's facilities.
> Nationwide the increases resulted in a rise in CO2 emissions of 9% in
> just eight years. In Georgia the emissions increase was actually greater,
> with an increase of 13%, the equivalent to adding over two million new
> cars to the roads.
>Call Senator Isakson TODAY and ask him to vote against the "Clear Skies"
>Bill. The bill does nothing to slow the effects of global warming, while
>it rolls-back key programs in the Clean Air Act, such as New Source Review.
>To view Southern Alliance for Clean Energy's formal comments and to learn
>more about multi-pollutant legislation visit the "Hot Topics" section of
>our "Air" Program Page at www.cleanenergy.org or simply
>Thank you for your time and your dedication to a cleaner, safer energy
>future for Georgia.
>Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director
>& Rita Kilpatrick, Georgia Policy Director
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