Will You Speak Up about H.R. 3409? by Rebecca Mayer

Do you subscribe to the EcoWatch newsletter? We highly recommend it. Each issue highlights the latest news in environmental legislation and offers multiple ways to get involved to make your voice heard to representatives.

For example, this week’s top news item concerns the “Stop the War on Coal Act” or H. R. 3409, basically allowing industry to impact our water and air freely and without constraint.

According to Sierra Club President Michael Brune, “this bill is a shameless, reckless and deadly assault on key safeguards Americans count on every day.”

Read more about H.R. 3409 here.

According to Marc Yaggi, executive director of Waterkeeeper Alliance, “The American people have the good sense and wisdom to know that good environmental protections pay us back by delivering the clean water and air that we need for good health. They pay us back by requiring polluters to install pollution control technology that provides thousands of jobs. Stop and think for a minute how many engineers, inventors, construction workers and truckers it took to design, build, ship and operate the country’s thousands of waste-water treatment plants. Or all the people it took to start putting scrubbers on industrial smokestacks across our nation. More of those jobs will be created if we strengthen rather than weaken our environmental laws.”

Contact your Representative today to add your voice to the mix.

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