Volume VI, #129
"We could very well be in that quick slide downward in terms of passing a tipping point. It's tipping now. We're seeing it happen now."
-- Mark Serreze, senior scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
In this issue
1) Victory: Green Jobs Now!
1) Victory: 200,000 Wetland Acres Protected!
The plan, known as the Yazoo Pumps, would have been one of the largest wetland destruction projects ever and was expected to cost $211 million. Though the Yazoo Pumps were intended to stop flooding, data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency showed that the project would not prevent residential flooding, and that it would take more than 3,000 years to recoup the cost of the project through flood damage insurance claims.
Find out more about our work to protect America's waters. http://www.sierraclub.org/cleanwater/
America Needs Clean Energy, Not More Drilling
New energy legislation introduced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi will soon come up for a vote. The bill will force drilling supporters to admit whether they really want to move America forward or simply want to give more handouts to Big Oil.
The bill starts us on the path to a clean energy future and moves us away from our dependence on fossil fuels. It also cracks down on giveaways to Big Oil coupled with real investment in renewable energy and transportation alternatives.
3)Take Action: Tell Congress Not to Purchase Dirty Fuels!
4) Take Action: Protect the Endangered Species Act
Now the Department of Interior is accepting comments on this proposed rule change -- but only until Sept. 15 and not via email or fax.
Let us help you speak up now!
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