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Currents newsletter

Volume VI, #122
July 15, 2008

"Today, I've taken every step within my power to allow offshore exploration."

-- President Bush

In this issue

1) Take Action: Protect Our Coasts and Arctic Refuge from Drilling
2) Take Action: Join a Party Near You
3) Victory: Sportsmen, Sierra Club Save Prime Fishing Stream
4) Global Warming: And the wait continues…

1) Take Action: Protect Our Coasts and Arctic Refuge from Drilling
This week, our protected coasts face a new theat. President Bush lifted the executive moratorium on new offshore drilling. Offshore drilling will do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices, today, tomorrow, or even a decade from now.

The Senate needs to keep these protections in place please tell your Senator to protect our coasts!

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The Senate needs to keep these protections in place please tell your Senator to protect our coasts!


2) Take Action:
Join a Party Near You!
What are you doing this Thursday? Hopefully you'll be attending one of more than 250 Lightbulbs to Leadership house parties Sierra Club activists will be hosting across the country. This is your chance to party for a good cause: telling our policy makers to take bold, serious and urgent action on global warming and green jobs.

RSVP now for a party near you!

3) Victory: Sportsmen, Sierra Club Save Prime Fishing Stream
Thanks to a joint effort of the Sierra Club and Anglers of the Au Sable, anglers, hikers and canoeists will continue to enjoy the beauty and solitude of the Mason Tract along the Au Sable River in Michigan. A federal court has overturned a plan to allow oil and gas drilling next door to the Mason Tract, one of the most renowned places on the Au Sable. The Au Sable is considered by many to be one of the best trout streams in the nation.

See other places where sportsmen and the Sierra Club are working together to protect our outdoor heritage.

4) Global Warming: And the wait continues…
The Bush administration continued to defy the Supreme Court late last week by issuing a request for additional comments on global warming regulations. The request for comments further delays action to regulate carbon dioxide as ordered by Court's ruling in Massachusetts v. EPA. The administration's decision goes against the arguments of senior Environmental Protection Agency officials.

Read about the tireless efforts of senior political appointees in the administration to prevent global warming regulations from being put in place.

Find out what you can do to fight global warming while the administration is dragging its feet.  

 


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