Defend The Clean Air Act

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Anita Kanitz
8 years ago
“ Anything else you're interested in is not going to happen if you can't breathe the air and drink the water. Don't sit this one out. Do something. You are by accident of fate alive at an absolutely critical moment in the history of our planet.” ~Carl Sagan

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Julie Nutt
9 years ago
I want the people elected to represent the people of this country to work to protect it's people. I am sick to see this country's health and well being being sold to the highest bidder. The elected official is responsible to the welfare of this country and if they do not abide then they should not be re-elected. Dear elected official have you forgotten it is your country too and your air, water, and soil ? Would you vote to poison your own just for a few extra dollars?

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Gloria Monroe
9 years ago
it's time our idiot lawmakers start taking science serious!!!!!!!!

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Stephanie Anthony
9 years ago
Clean air is so precious, we must care for it and protect it.

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B L
9 years ago
Because we only have one earth. Please also take a look at the petition I've created regarding human trafficking, and also sign it if it speaks to you ! :) http://www.change.org/petitions/you-buy-products-to-help-end-human-trafficking

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Scott Baker
10 years ago
We recently had a letter-signing campaign supporting a strong Clean Air act at Common Ground-NYC. We generated 2 dozen letters for each of our Senators in New York.

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Alisha Ritt
10 years ago
We must preserve clean air we breathe for our very survival.

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Kyle Hackmeister
10 years ago
Weatherford International employee

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Scott Baker
10 years ago
I received this response from Senator Gillibrand today:
Dear Scott,



Thank you for contacting me regarding your concern for the Clean Air Act, and your desire to protect the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to regulate carbon dioxide and other pollutants. I share your view on this issue and will continue to oppose efforts to undermine the Clean Air Act.



One of my top legislative priorities has been, and will continue to be, to ensure that New York's families have clean air to breath and clean water to drink. I will continue to oppose attempts to overturn the EPA's endangerment finding, strip the EPA of its lawful authority, or delay the implementation of Clean Air Act regulations set forth by Administrator Jackson.



We must continue to press for cleaner standards for the nation's oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants. These plants, many of which are inefficient and scheduled to be decommissioned, must not be allowed to continue to operate under the lax standards that they now follow. We need to ensure that all newly constructed coal-fired power plants meet emissions standards and that the plants that continue to operate abide by elevated performance standards. These outdated power plants represent the inefficient and carbon-intensive technologies that we must move away from in order to transition to a clean energy economy.



Thank you again for writing to express your concerns, and I hope that you keep in touch with my office regarding future legislation. For more information on this and other important issues, please visit my website at http://gillibrand.senate.gov and sign up for my e-newsletter.



Sincerely yours,

Kirsten Gillibrand

United States Senator

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Alice Zinnes
10 years ago
With fracking becoming a virus that is destroying the air in 34 states of our beloved country, rather than decrease the power of the EPA to protect our water, we should be increasing the EPA's regulatory muscle. None of the states have the budget or the will to force the gas industry to stop venting deadly BTEX compounds and the greenhouse gas methane. All industries must be forced to put our air ahead of their profits.