Volume VI, #119
"Energy is actually a huge opportunity for Republicans. Energy has the opportunity to change the climate if it's done right."
-- Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), chair of the Senate Republicans' re-election campaign
In this issue
1) Take Action: Stop Giveaways to Big Oil!
1) Take Action: Stop Giveaways to Big Oil
Tell Detroit to Speed it Up!
This Independence Day, we can take one step toward becoming less dependent on oil by making new cars and SUVs go farther on a gallon of gas.
We have until July 1st to tell the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to direct Detroit to speed up the timetable for making gas-saving cars.
3) Flooding: Toxic Wake
Recycling and reusing materials, coupled with the appropriate siting of landfills for toxic chemicals away from wetlands and drinking water sources, can dramatically reduce the threats left for local communities.
4) Victory: EPA Will Address Toxic Formaldehyde
The study is the first step toward implementing more protective formaldehyde standards, including for disaster and emergency housing -- like that given out by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and also for our offices and schools.
Could you be affected by formaldehyde and other toxic chemical pollution? Find out here.
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