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"This hearing must be taking place in a parallel universe where the BP oil spill did not happen."

- Rep. Ed Markey at last week’s House Natural Resources Committee hearing on allowing more oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

1. Take Action: No Tax Breaks to Pollute Our Oceans
2. Take Action: Health Safeguards, Not Big Coal and Oil Handouts
3. Update: Proposed Pipeline to Receive More Scrutiny 
4. Inform: Sierra Club Nuclear Power Page


1) Take Action: No Tax Breaks to Pollute Our Oceans

[object Object]While Americans across the country are tightening their belts, Congress has refused to cut billions in taxpayer funded subsidies for Big Oil, despite the fact that oil companies continue to report record profits. Over the next month, we will mark the anniversaries of both the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the BP oil disaster. These avoidable catastrophes, twenty years apart, show Big Oil's continued disregard for the health and safety of our oceans, our communities, and even their own workers.

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Tell Congress enough is enough -- we refuse to support reckless Big Oil companies with our taxpayer dollars.

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[object Object]2) Take Action: Health Safeguards, Not Big Coal and Oil Handouts

Instead of protecting public health, Senator James Inhofe and Congressman Fred Upton have decided to attack public health and gut Clean Air Act protections against climate change pollution. The two introduced bills that will make it easier for Big Oil and Coal to pollute the air we breathe. They're more concerned about boosting profits for the corporate polluters that got them elected than with our health.

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Tell your Congressional representatives to oppose Inhofe and Upton's attempts to undermine the Clean Air Act.

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[object Object] 3) Review: Proposed Pipeline to Receive More Scrutiny  


The State Department is calling for further examination of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry toxic tar sands oil from Canada across the Midwestern United States. The agency has announced it will issue a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and will accept public comments on the project. Citizens and congressional leaders have urged the State Department to take a closer look at the project, citing concerns about threats to drinking water and agriculture. Keystone XL's sister pipeline, Keystone 1, has already leaked at least seven times in its first six months of operation.

Learn more about the Sierra Club's Dirty Fuels Campaign.

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Nuclear Power: Not the Answer4) Inform: Sierra Club Nuclear Power Page

The Sierra Club remains unequivocally opposed to nuclear energy. Although nuclear plants have been in operation for less than 60 years, we now have seen three serious disasters.

We are regularly updating our nuclear power page with the latest news about Japan's tragedy, as well as with fact sheets, videos, discussion and other information to keep you up-to-date.

Check out the Sierra Club's Nuclear Power page.

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