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[GRRN] Global Warning Alert
>From 
SC-ACTION Vol. III, # 16
DEFENDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA
February 9, 2001
....
FEATURED TAKE ACTION -- Tell the EPA to Regulate Greenhouse Gas
Emissions
from New Motor Vehicles

The EPA is requesting comments on a petition to regulate the global
warming
pollution that spews out the tailpipes of cars. The petition, submitted
by
a coalition of environmental groups, requests that the agency use a
provision of the Clean Air Act to regulate the emissions of carbon
dioxide,
methane, nitrous oxide and hydrofluorocarbons from new cars,light
trucks,
and other engines.

The petition asserts that greenhouse gases contribute to global warming,
and should be regulated as a pollutant that will cause significant
damage
to the environment and public health.  Several industry front groups,
including the American Petroleum Institute and the Center for Regulatory
Effectiveness, have already rallied their forces  to fight the petition.
Other public comments on the petition are due to EPA by May 23, 2001. 
Now
is our chance to let the EPA know that greenhouse gases will cause
severe
damage to our planet, and must be regulated as pollutants under the
Clean
Air Act.

Please email comments to: A-and-R-Docket@epa.gov
For more information, visit:
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/2001/January/Day-23/a1979.htm
or contact Alex Veitch at 202-547-1141, or alex.veitch@sierraclub.org


Remember also  the lobbying week on climate change. 
>From SC-ACTION Vol. III, #13
DEFENDING THE ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA
February 2, 2001

DISTRICT WORK WEEK STARTS ON FEB. 19TH: TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO
CURB GLOBAL WARMING

District Work Week for members of Congress is taking place the week of
February 19. This is a good opportunity to meet with your
representatives
to discuss Global Warming and Energy issues.

Representatives should be aware that:
-It is more effective to drill under Detroit than under the Arctic
National
Wildlife Refuge.
-Making cars and light trucks go further on a gallon of gas is the
biggest
single step to curb global warming. -Representatives can sign the Sierra
Club's Clean Car Letter to express their support for raising CAFE
-The federal governmentshould look to increase funding for clean energy
alternatives, and cut funding into fossil-fuel research
-Raising awareness of Global Warming as a serious threat to the
environment, both locally and globally.

If you are interested in arranging a district office visit, or if you
would
like more information, please contact Alex Veitch at
alex.veitch@sierraclub.org or at 202-547-1141.

DC staff are available to provide assistance with arranging visits, and
will provide talking points and information on the issues. We would like
to
keep track of which offices are visited, and how the meeting went.

Find out more about steps you can take to help curb global warming at
our
website: http://www.sierraclub.org/globalwarming.

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