“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, December 17, 2015

My Fellow Eco Americans, This Is Crucial

Friends of the Earth:

Tell Congress: Stand up for the environment, not Big Polluters!

After weeks of secret negotiations, the text of a $1.15 trillion government spending bill is finally public -- and it’s worse than we feared!

Anti-environment extremists in Congress loaded the bill with attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency, our protections for endangered species, and clean water regulations.

This bill could be signed into law as soon as Friday. This is your last chance to stand up for spending on our environmental protections. Your Representative needs to hear from you NOW!

ACT NOW: Stop Congress from dismantling our environmental protections!

The spending bill is loaded with giveaways to Big Polluters. In fact, it would give Big Oil its number one priority -- a repeal of the decades-old crude oil export ban. This move would mean more drilling, more climate-disrupting emissions, and billions more in profits for Big Oil.

Of course, it’s no accident that the crude oil export ban is on the chopping block. After all, Big Oil spent months lobbying for its repeal.

Why is Congress so intent on giving Big Oil what it wants? Because these and other polluters poured in $721 million leading up to last year’s election, and now they are looking for a return on their investments.

Tell your Representative to stand up for our air, water and endangered species, not Big Polluters!

At the same time as they’re dismantling our environmental protections, our Representatives are still slated to send Big Oil and other polluters over $135 billion in subsidies over the next decade.

This stranglehold that Big Polluters have on our Congress has to end. As this year’s budget showdown comes to a close, we need to send our Representatives a clear message. We need to let them know that the American people want funding for the EPA, not giveaways to Big Oil.

Write your Representative and demand funding for our environmental protections -- not subsidies for Big Oil!

Lukas Ross,
Climate and energy campaigner,
Friends of the Earth

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