Earth Action Network Urges Calls To White House To Protect Clean Air Act

Campaign asks for calls to White House switchboard.

Published: 17-Jan-2002

Earth Action Network sent the following alert, urging readers to contact the White House on Thursday, January 17, 2002 to express support for the Clean Air Act. Here is the text of their message.

Thursday is White House Call-In Day to protect the Clean Air Act!

The Bush administration is attempting to weaken and reverse a key part of the Clean Air Act that requires the oldest and dirtiest power plants, oil refineries and other industrial facilities to install up-to-date pollution control devices when they increase their pollution significantly.

The administration is currently unwilling to provide the public with an official comment period to object to their plans, so tomorrow, Thursday, January 17th, has been designated as "Call the White House Day." Please use the toll-free number below to tell the Bush administration to not roll back the Clean Air Act.

== What to do ==
Call the White House (toll-free!) on Thursday, January 17th at 1-888-552-9406

Tell the operator you want President Bush and his administration to enforce and strengthen, not weaken, the New Source Review rules of the Clean Air Act.

If you like, you can also add any or all of the following points:

** The New Source Review program has forced polluting industrial facilities to comply with the law and clean up hundreds of thousands of extra tons of pollution in the air that we all breathe.

** The impact on our country's health and environment from weakening these standards would be severe.

** President Bush and his administration should not reward polluters (even if they did contribute to his campaign) by rolling back the Clean Air Act, but should instead vigorously prosecute companies that significantly increase pollution without updating their pollution-control devices.

** The administration should commit that any changes to the New Source Review program will not allow the air to be cleaned up any less than the current rules require.

Please pass this message on to your friends -- tell them to call the White House at 1-888-552-9406 on Thursday, January 17th!

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