We have a serious problem and we're all going to have to take action to fend off the latest Congressional assault on the environment. Late last night the Republican-controlled house passed a 2015 Fiscal Year Omnibus Spending Blill loaded with provisions that will damage the planet. We like to call this grab-bag of polluter give-aways the Climate Killing Cromnibus. The bill now heads to the Senate who could vote on it as early as today, but no later than the weekend.
If this is a preview of what's to come from Congress, it's not good. This bill was written in a cigar smoke filled back room,1 to include a litany of stocking stuffers for polluters just in time for Christmas.
I recently wrote and article breaking down the ways that this bill is environmentally perilous.2 But to summarize:
This bill has backing from several leaders in the Democratic and Republican party. However, we still have time to convince our Senators to do the right thing. Just like when we killed the Keystone XL Pipeline bill in the Senate, we need to rally FAST and call on our Senate leaders to block this bill. Can we count on you again to call your Senators to tell them to clean up the Cromnibus spending bill, or kill it before it harms the environment?
Thanks for Taking (Environmental) Action,
Anthony and the Environmental Action Team
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