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URGENT: Help Stop the Mother of All Anti-Environmental Bills


If you care about the water you drink, the air you breathe, and America's natural heritage, we need you to stand with us right now against the mother of all anti-environmental bills.

The U.S. House is poised to vote this week on the must-pass House Interior Appropriations Bill, which also contains more than 40 amendments and "policy riders."

Some of the most outrageous provisions that have been added include:

-- An amendment that would block EPA from regulating deadly pollution like mercury, smog, and soot from power plants and cement plants.

-- A provision opening up lands immediately next to the Grand Canyon to uranium mining.

-- An amendment stripping Clean Water Act protections for the drinking water sources of 117 million Americans.

-- A provision preventing federal agencies from listing plant or animals species as endangered.

Taken together, these provisions represent the single worst attack on public health and the environment in American history.

Take action right now to urge your members of Congress to oppose this monstrous bill, and to oppose all anti-environment amendments.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
The House is about to vote on the Interior Appropriations bill, which contains more than 40 anti-environment amendments and policy riders. Taken together, these provisions represent the worst attack on public health and the environment in American history.

If you care about the water you drink, the air you breathe, and America's natural heritage, I urge you to vote no on this monstrous bill.

Some of the most outrageous provisions that have already been added include:

-- An amendment that would block EPA from regulating deadly pollution like mercury, smog, and soot from power plants and cement plants. The pollution that these facilities would then be allowed to spew could cause up to 27,800 premature deaths.

-- A provision opening up lands immediately next to the Grand Canyon to uranium mining, despoiling one of the most iconic landscapes in the United States, and potentially contaminating its waters with radioactivity.

-- An amendment stripping Clean Water Act protections for the drinking water sources of 117 million Americans.

-- A provision driving endangered plants and animals to extinction, by preventing federal agencies from listing any species as endangered or protecting their critical habitats.

These four provisions alone would represent a historic assault on our environmental heritage and human health protections. There are dozens of others just like them in this, the mother of all anti-environment bills.

A vote could come any day.

Please stand against this deadly assault on our public health and environmental standards by voting no on this version of the Interior Appropriations bill.