This week we learned that Senator Casey joined with 8 Senate Democrats in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency requesting that they do not regulate global warming pollution. The other Senators are Byrd (WV), Rockefeller (WV), Begich (AK), Sherod Brown (OH), Carl Levin (MI), McCaskill (MO), and Baucus (MT). View the letter at http://rockefeller.senate.gov/press/record.cfm?id=322365
This is shocking because the League of Conservation Voters just released their 2009 National Environmental Scorecard and Senator Casey had a 100% environmental voting record. Why would Senator Casey indicate his support for such an extreme measure?
Please let Senator Casey know that his decision to support the “Dirty Air Act” will undermine the Clean Air Act and threaten America's ability to protect the environment for future generations.
( – promoted by John Morgan)
The BlueGreen Alliance (coalition of labor and environmental organizations) held a press conference on Thursday to call on Congress to pass comprehensive clean energy and climate change legislation that creates jobs building the clean energy assembly line in the United States.
At the union hall of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 542 in Wilkes-Barre Joe Padavan, President of the United Steelworkers (USW) Local 15253, Michael Mazza, Vice-President of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 542, PA State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, and Jason Brady, Pennsylvania BGA Field Organizer, spoke about the steps our elected leaders should take to create tens of thousands of manufacturing jobs in Pennsylvania. The report showed that with a Federal Renewable Electricity Standard of 25% by 2025 more than 850,000 manufacturing jobs, including over 42,000 jobs in Pennsylvania, could be created.
The report is available at:
This morning America took a step towards a clean energy future. The Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act passed through the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee with a yes vote from Senator Specter.
Check out the story on Politico: