Fighting Deadly Climate Change
Legislation is pending in the Congress at this moment that could take huge strides toward fighting deadly climate change. It is one of the most critical environmental bills in decades. I am forwarding the following message from the Texas Climate Emergency Team and respectfully urging you to take action as requested without delay. Thank you.
David Van Os
Now is the time to make those climate change calls!
We have until Memorial Day at the very latest to strengthen the coming climate change bill. Rep. Waxman, chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, has said his committee will pass it out of committee to the House floor by Memorial Day. Once on the House floor the fight will be to protect it from attack not strengthen it. Therefore, if you want a strong bill now is the time to make to act.
Call your Representative at the Congressional Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Direct numbers are below.. You can also visit your Rep’s homepage to find out how to email them.
Ask them to talk with those now writing the climate change bills. Ask them to demand that the authors of the coming legislation (Rep’s Waxman, Markey and Doggett) listen to the demands of nature and do what the scientists say is absolutely necessary, which is to cut emissions by at least 25% under 1990 levels by 2020.
Rep. Charlie Gonzalez from San Antonio, Rep. Gene Green of Houston, and Rep. Michael Burgess of Dallas are all on the Energy and Commerce Committee, which seems likely to consider the primary bill, so it will be especially important to contact them. However, Rep. Lloyd Doggett of the Ways and Means Committee is also key, in that he is the author of their bill.
The U.S. bill will largely determine the quality of the new UN agreement that will be signed this coming December in Copenhagen. The world has been asking us from the early 90’s to show some leadership but we have continued to undermine their process. We have to get our government to change.
The scientists have repeatedly and with increasing concern warned us that if we haven ‘t stopped the rise of emissions by 2015, it will be too late. After then, future generations will just watch what nature does, helpless to do anything. Clearly now is the time to act.
The congressional office numbers are below. Contact us at [email protected] if you want more information.
TEXAS CLIMATE EMERGENCY TEAM
Texas U.S. Representatives:
Michael Burgess 972-434-9700 202-225-7772
Henry Cuellar 956-725-0639 202-225-1640
Lloyd Doggett 512-916-5921 202-225-4865
Chet Edwards 254-752-9600 202-225-6105
Charlie Gonzalez 210-472-6195 202-225-3236
Al Green 713-383-9234 202-225-7508
Gene Green 281-999-5879 202-225-1688
Ruben Hinojosa 956-682-5545 202-225-2531
Eddie Bernice Johnson 214-922-8885 202-225-8885
Sheila Jackson Lee 713-655-0050 202-225-3816
Solomon Oritz 361-883-5868 202-225-7742
Silvestre Reyes 915-434-4400 202-225-4831
Ciro Rodriguez 210-922-1874 202-225-4511
David Van Os – Notes From a Texas Patriot
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