Urge PA Senators to Vote No on Attempt to Block Federal Mercury Safeguards

From Interfaith Power and Light (http://interfaithpowerandlight.org):

A Senate vote is expected in the next day or two on Sen. James Inhofe’s attempt to block federal safeguards that would limit mercury, arsenic, and acid gases in our air. These EPA standards were finalized last year after extensive public input, and are set to take effect — that is, if Congress does not intervene.

Please email our Senators today at http://action.interfaithpowerandlight.org/c.dmJUKgOZJiI8G/b.8013591/k.9338/Ask_Your_Senator_to_Support_Clean_Air/siteapps/advocacy/ActionItem.aspx and ask them to vote NO on Senate Joint Resolution 37.

As people of faith, we should be outraged that there are some among us among us who don’t care about the most vulnerable citizens. It is our job to stand up and protect our underrepresented neighbors. Please lend your voice to defeat Sen. Inhofe’s resolution. It’s morally irresponsible and threatens the health of each and every one of us.

The Interfaith Power & Light community spoke up strongly in support of the Mercury and Air Toxics safeguards. Clergy testified at EPA public hearings and led “baby buggy brigades” to raise awareness. But now a few Senators are determined to undo what we accomplished. Outrageously, their allies spent $1 million on TV ads just this past weekend to support Inhofe’s attempt to block the new safeguards, despite scientific evidence that these pollutants are particularly dangerous for pregnant women and children.

Please join me in taking action. E-mail our Senators now and urge them to vote against S.J. Resolution 37.

Let’s act quickly to end this direct assault on the health of our families and communities, on our climate, and on Creation.

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One Response to Urge PA Senators to Vote No on Attempt to Block Federal Mercury Safeguards

  1. Mary Ann Bentz says:

    As a Catholic voter who respects life, especially the lives and health of our most vulnerable people, I urge you to vote against Sen. James Inhofe’s attempt to block federal safeguards that would limit mercury, arsenic, and acid gases in our air. These are substances which have been proven to be very deleterious to health.

    Please vote against Sen Inhofe’s Senate Resolution 37 and allow the EPA standards which were finalized last year after extensive public input, to take effect.

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