Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Are you on Facebook? Take action

Dear MoveOn member,

Are you on Facebook? Well, Senator Charles Schumer is. And it's a great way to ask him to save the Clean Air Act.

The House energy bill would repeal a key section of the Clean Air Act.1 A few senators are speaking out for the Clean Air Act, but we'll need many more.

Can you use Facebook to ask Sen. Schumer to save the Clean Air Act?

Facebook wall:

Become a fan, then write on his wall.

Then, please let us know you did by clicking here:


Since it's a new form of communication, senators are paying extra attention to what voters say on their Facebook walls and Twitter feeds. If you're not on, it's easy to join.

Without this important Clean Air Act provision, President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency will have to halt recent efforts toward cracking down on the global warming pollution from dirty coal plants.2

And if Congress eliminates this part of the Clean Air Act, they'll let old, dirty coal plants off the hook for their pollution—and could pave the way for the construction of over 100 new coal plants in communities across the country.3

In short, as long as Big Coal dominates our politics and our energy grid, wind and solar power won't be able to compete on a level playing field. That's terrible news for the climate and the economy: Wind and solar create more than twice as many jobs as coal and oil.4

That's why we need the Senate to save the Clean Air Act and open the door to the clean energy economy of the future.

Please ask Sen. Schumer to save the Clean Air Act:

Facebook wall:

Become a fan, then write on his wall.

Then, please report back by clicking here:


Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Wes, Laura, Noah and the rest of the team

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1. "Under House energy bill, coal won't be going away," Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2009

"Big Coal Using Climate Change Bill To Roll Back Clean Air Act," The Huffington Post, June 18, 2009

"Waxman-Markey Strips EPA of Clean Air Act Authority to Fight Global Warming," Friends of the Earth, June 2009

2. "Climate endangerment finding clears White House review," The New York Times, April 14, 2009

"Climate change legislation now faces senate heat," Albany Times Union, July 12, 2009

3. Memo on Clean Air Act authority, Pawa Law, July 2, 2009 [PDF]

4. "Green Recovery: A Program to Create Good Jobs and Start Building a Low-Carbon Economy," Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, September 2008

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