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ENVIRONMENTAL STABILITY

THE EPA IS TAKING COMMENTS ON THE AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY RULE

The Trump administration has recently changed the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP) to the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. The ACE rule allows states to decide not only how, but IF they will reduce their carbon pollution. This could cause up to 1,400 early deaths a year by 2030. The ACE rule stalls the change to clean energy introduced by the Obama administration.

SISTERS ONLINE believes this is the wrong path to take and we are asking you to contact the EPA and tell them that you believe in caring for our common home and the administration's replacement plan does not live up to this obligation.

The EPA is taking public comments until October 30. Here is the contact information you need:

EPA Administrator Wheeler
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

202-564-4700
202-272-0167

Thanks for taking action.

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS--DON'T DESTROY THE RAINFOREST

The 2020 summer Olympics will be in Tokyo, Japan. The International Olympic Committee has said it will be one of the greenest Olympic games in history, but CREDO Action has learned that the Olympic authorities have recently admitted that they are using rainforest wood in the construction of Olympics venues, EG: the New National Stadium. Eighty-seven percent of the plywood panels used in that stadium will be from the rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia. The International Olympic Committee needs to hear that we don't want them to harm rainforests for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Will you take action?

Contact the International Olympic Committee by signing this petition.

Half of the plywood that Japan imports is from the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo. Sarawak has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world, and indigenous communities in Sarawak have been fighting logging for years. Let's help them out by signing the petition from CREDO.

Let's let the International Olympic Committee know that the world is watching while the 2020 venues are being built.

Thanks for getting involved. Please tell others about this request and ask them to sign the petition as well.

SENATORS: REJECT THE OZONE STANDARDS IMPLEMENTATION ACT

The Ozone Standards Implementation Act (otherwise known as "The Smoggy Skies Act") would reverse years of progress to reduce smog and ozone levels. The Senate number is 263 and we must tell our Senators to reject this bill.

This act would weaken the Clean Air Act and is a massive giveaway to polluters around the country at the expense of our health and the environment. It would also increase the required review period of ozone levels from every five years to ten years. People with asthma, heart disease or respiratory problems are particularly at risk.

As you can imagine, Big Oil companies, the Koch brothers, etc. are fighting this with all out efforts and want the bill passed. We must act to keep this bill (S 263) off the books by contacting our two Senators and speaking against the bill.

Please take action immediately. Thank you.