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EARTH ACTIVISTS

STOP MITCH MCCONNELL'S DIRTY ENERGY BILL

Mitch McConnell is fast tracking his dirty energy bill through the Senate. We need to contact our Senators and tell them to reject S 1460, the Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017. This bill increases fracking and our dependence on fossil fuels and further exacerbates the climate crisis.

McConnell's bill would make the oil execs richer, lock us in to oil pipelines, and keep us dependent on fossil fuels for many years to come. There is no mention of solar or wind in the bill. McConnell knows this is very unpopular so he wants to fast track it through the Senate.

His bill would also approve liquefied natural gas export terminals. This would increase fracking around the United States. It would give more power to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which would sanction new natural gas projects. Lastly, it would funnel millions of dollars into research for methane hydrates under the ocean floor. We must take action NOW by contacting our two Senators.

Obviously, we should be developing renewables, not dirty fossil fuels. Please get involved by contacting your Senators. Thanks for taking action.

YOUR SENATORS CAN STOP THIS

Recently, the House of Representatives voted to halt limits on dangerous methane pollution. The Senate will soon have a chance to vote, and we're hoping they will vote against it. But we need your help.

Will you contact your two Senators and urge them to vote against any bill coming to them that halts limits on methane use? 2016 was the hottest year on record and rising methane emissions are responsible for about a quarter of that increased warming. Who's responsible for this rise in methane? Oil and gas companies!

The Senate has a chance to put the interest of Americans ahead of oil and gas companies, but they need to hear from us. They must vote against stopping methane limits which the Bureau of Land Management now has in place. Urge them to block limits on dangerous methane pollution, which is a very dangerous greenhouse gas. Stop leaking methane into the environment from leaks and flaring especially on our public lands. There are industries in the United States that offer cost-effective services to companies to find and fix methane gas leaks. Oil and gas companies must take advantage of these services.

Thank you for taking action on this issue by contacting your Senators.