Volume VI, #127
"Black is the new green."
-- Peabody Coal CEO Gregory Boyce
In this issue
1) Take Action: Leave No Child Insidre
1) Take Action: Leave No Child Inside
The No Child Left Inside Act will help build our capacity to help teach children about the great outdoors by supporting environmental education, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Hold Polluters Accountable
A recently released internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memo shows that hundreds of Clean Water Act violations, including oil spills, filling of wetlands and illegal dumping, have either been dropped completely or made lower priorities due to uncertainty about whether those waters are protected by the Clean Water Act.
Unless Congress acts, the uncertainty caused by court decisions and agency actions will continue to make it difficult to protect our waters from pollution.
3) New Poll: Americans Want Clean Energy
Some of the poll's top findings indicate that 83 percent of Americans support a plan to end America's addiction to oil through investment in wind, solar, and next generation biofuel technology, 20 percent more than supported increased offshore drilling. 80 percent believe that America should put a stop to billions of dollars in oil subsidies and use the money to invest in renewable sources.
Learn more about the clean energy alternatives available today. www.sierraclub.org/energy
4) Victory: Toxic Toys Banned
See what else we're doing to protect our communities from toxic chemicals.
p.s. - the bill also includes additional funding so that the lone toy inspector, Bob, can get some help.
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