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EARTH ACTIVISTS

DON'T TERMINATE THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

You may have seen it on the national news. President Trump and the Republicans are trying to get rid of the EPA. During the Obama years, the EPA was vital for the protection of the planet. At that time, it was led by Gina McCarthy, who was very much into protecting our planet--clean air, clean water, etc. Now things have changed!

Will you contact your Representative and tell him/her to stop the attacks on the EPA? Republican or Democrat, your Representative needs to be contacted. The current EPA Chair, Scott Pruitt, is doing everything he can to get Representatives to comply with his wishes to damage the EPA so bad it won't be able to recover--no matter who is in the White House. Obviously, President Trump is on Pruitt's side!

Pruitt is a climate denier who feels the EPA is not essential and the money given to it can better be used in other areas, like Big Oil or defense. If Pruitt wins, the Clean Power Plan will be gutted.

Please act now! Contact your Representative and say you are strongly opposed to gutting the EPA for the reasons stated above or add your own personal reasons.

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YOUR SENATORS CAN STOP THIS

Recently, the House of Representatives voted to halt limits on dangerous methane pollution. The Senate will soon have a chance to vote, and we're hoping they will vote against it. But we need your help.

Will you contact your two Senators and urge them to vote against any bill coming to them that halts limits on methane use? 2016 was the hottest year on record and rising methane emissions are responsible for about a quarter of that increased warming. Who's responsible for this rise in methane? Oil and gas companies!

The Senate has a chance to put the interest of Americans ahead of oil and gas companies, but they need to hear from us. They must vote against stopping methane limits which the Bureau of Land Management now has in place. Urge them to block limits on dangerous methane pollution, which is a very dangerous greenhouse gas. Stop leaking methane into the environment from leaks and flaring especially on our public lands. There are industries in the United States that offer cost-effective services to companies to find and fix methane gas leaks. Oil and gas companies must take advantage of these services.

Thank you for taking action on this issue by contacting your Senators.

 

FIGHTING THE PIPELINES

Thousands of protestors are mobilizing against President Trump's latest executive actions restarting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. His actions have made it clear that his idea of America does not include the millions of Americans who fought to protect their land, water, sacred cultural sites and climate from toxic pipelines. Our earth, and much more, is at stake here and we won't be bullied or stop our actions.

One plan is to fight the pipelines on the state level, eg: TransCanada, the company behind Keystone XL, needs to go back and get new permits from Nebraska. The plan is to work with Nebraska elected officials to deny those permits. We'll see what happens! If you are a Nebraskan, please write to your elected officials urging the denial of the permits.

Also, there is a conflict of interest with the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Trump is an owner of the company that wants to build it! This needs to be addressed ASAP.

Trump's executive orders show that he puts Big Oil ahead of public health and the environment. Please get involved. Write to your Senators and Representative and President Trump ASAP. Here is President Trump's contact information:

White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111

White House Switchboard: 202-456-1414

White House FAX: 202-456-2461

Leave a comment for President Trump at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Thanks for getting involved.