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-- Iowa Gov. Chet Culver (D) and Rhode Island Gov. Don Carcieri (R)

In this issue:
1) Take Action: Protect the Wildest Place in the Country
2) Take Action: Happy Birthday Clean Air Act!
3) Coal Ash: Watch, Click, Take Action
4) Congratulations: Lynn Henning


1) Take Action: Protect the Wildest Place in the Country Caribou
The 23.5 million-acre National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska on Alaska's North Slope, also known as the Western Arctic Reserve is the largest tract of public land in the United States. The Obama administration recently launched a new planning process for the entire Western Arctic Reserve, giving us a chance to protect the migratory birds, caribou, grizzly bears, and wolverines in the Western Arctic from potential coal mining and oil and gas development.

Click here to take action!
Urge the Obama administration to protect the region's unique wildlife and wilderness values!

 

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2) Take Action: Happy Birthday Clean Air Act! Happy Birthday!
The Clean Air Act is 40, and today EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is hosting a day-long party to celebrate. The Clean Air Act is one of our nation’s most effective and beneficial pieces of public health legislation. For four decades this landmark law has successfully protected the health of millions of Americans from dozens of different air pollutants.

Now, corporate polluters and their allies in Washington are trying to block progress by attacking this important law.


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Contact your senator and tell them to defend the Clean Air Act!

 

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) Coal Ash: Watch, Click, Take Action
There are thousands of toxic coal ash dumps across the country. Want to know how many of your friends and family live near one? Now you can find out using our new Facebook tool. Then be sure to let them know so they can join the call to EPA for strong protections from this toxic waste.

Want more? Watch our new video and share it with your friends. And don't forget there are still several hearings left.

Find out if there is one near you

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4) Congratulations: Lynn Henning Lynn Henning
Family farmer and Sierra Club activist Lynn Henning exposed the egregious polluting practices of livestock factory farms in rural Michigan, gaining the attention of the EPA and prompting state regulators to issue hundreds of citations for water quality violations.

She won the 2010 Goldman Prize, the environmental equivalent of the Nobel Prize for her work and will now be featured in O Magazine as part of the 2010 O Power List of Amazing Women (hits newsstands tomorrow).

Learn more about Lynn's courageous efforts and join us in congratulating her for her great work!  
 

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