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Unreal! Time to contact your Senators, people! I know it's late in the day, but a few phone calls letting your Senators know that stopping corporate polluters from wrecking America is a GOOD THING doesn't hurt.

    Sources on and off Capitol Hill are expecting the Senate Appropriations Committee to vote on an amendment to undercut Environmental Protection Agency climate change regulations when it marks up the agency’s annual spending bill.

    Such an amendment has a serious chance of passing given widespread backing on the issue from Republicans and moderate Democrats — so much so that environmentalists were asking committee leaders to punt on the markup entirely.

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Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com

   In the same year when BP caused the worst environmental disaster in US history, this shouldn't even be a consideration in a Democratically controlled Senate. Massey Energy had a huge disaster too, in case we have forgotten. And that is just what we see on the surface. The last thing we need is a gutted EPA!

   Now, for those who remember Sen. Murkowski's resolution to gut the EPA from earlier this year, the following won't be a surprise. A similar amendment died in committee in the house on a 7-7 tied vote. In my opinion, it is imperative that we call and email Democratic Senators to let them know that we NEED the EPA, especially when the next BP oilpacolypse might be just around the corner! Hell, despite the hype, the BP oilpacolypse hasn't exactly gone away, has it?

Proof that bipartisanship is just a word for when they are BOTH fucking you. . . .

   Several other senators are in position to offer an EPA-related amendment in Murkowski’s place, such as longtime agency critic Kit Bond (R-Mo.) and Democratic Sens. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Senate sources said Monday.

    Landrieu was an original co-sponsor of Murkowski’s EPA resolution. And Dorgan and Nelson have signed onto Democratic Sen. John Rockefeller’s bill to halt the EPA regulations for two years. Typically, amendments offered on appropriations bills affect agency matters only for the fiscal year the spending measure is for, so it’s unclear how senators will try to address the climate regulations.

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   Way to go, Senator Rockefellar! Halting EPA regulations for 2 years is a great idea, FOR ME TO POOP ON!

   We need to get in the ear of our representatives in the House of Corporate Lords Senate. Tell them we JUST SAW BP WRECK OUR ENVIRONMENT, the last thing we need is a gutted EPA!

   Contact your Senator RIGHT NOW with this link

    And tell your Senator we NEED a capable, well funded EPA! It's not like there's been a shortage of oil spills or coal mining accidents in 2010! And there is no guarantee that there won't be any more accidents next year.

Time for some action, guys and gals! So who is with me?

Peace to you and yours . . .

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Originally posted to MinistryOfTruth on Mon Sep 13, 2010 at 05:42 PM PDT.

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