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Re: [greenyes] ! ACTION ALERT ! More Co-sponsors needed for U.S. Senate Beverage Bill
THIS IS FANTASTIC NEWS !  I'm in Florida, and boy,
do we ever need a Bottle Bill here with all the 
tourists as well as the locals throwing their beer
bottles out the window !! 


--- Bill Sheehan <zerowaste@no.address> wrote:
> Forwarded from Pat Franklin, Container Recycling
> Institute.
> Great news:  Sen Jeffords' bill now has two
> cosponsors,
> Sens. Kerry (MA) and Leahy (VT)!
> 
> **************************************
> 
> ! ACTION ALERT !
> NATIONAL BEVERAGE PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF
> 2003
> 
> Senator Jim Jeffords (I-VT) will introduce his
> National Beverage Producer
> Responsibility Act when Congress reconvenes after
> the August recess.  The
> bill, which will be assigned a number after it is
> introduced, is virtually
> identical to last year's bill.  Sen. Jeffords' bill:
> 
> * Sets a performance standard for beverage producers
> of 80 percent recycling
> for their beverage containers;
> * Allows beverage producers to develop any system
> they choose to recover
> their containers; and,
> * Requires that beverage producers collect a 10-cent
> refundable deposit to
> ensure a high return rate.
> 
> Call and write or email your Senator today and ask
> him or her to co-sponsor
> the National Producer Responsibility Act.  The
> following senators have
> co-sponsored National Bottle Bills in past sessions
> of congress are prime
> candidates for sponsorship:
> 
> Olympia Snowe (ME) . (202) 224-5344 .
> olympia@no.address
> Carl Levin* (MI) . (202) 224-6221 .
> senate.gov/contact.htm
> Barbara Boxer (CA) . (202) 224-3553 .
> boxer.senate.gov/contact
> Dianne Feinstein (CA) . (202) 224-3841 .
> feinstein.senate.gov/email.html
> Tom Harkin (IA) . (202) 224-3254 .
> harkin.senate.gov/contact/contact.cfm
> Edward Kennedy (MA) . (202) 224-4543 .
> senator@no.address
> Joseph Lieberman (CT) . (202) 224-4041 .
> lieberman.senate.gov/newsite/contact.cfm
> Christopher Dodd (CT) . (202) 224-2823 .
> dodd.senate.gov/webmail/
> Charles Schumer (NY) . (202) 224-6542 .
> schumer.senate.gov/webform.html
> Ron Wyden (OR) . (202) 224-5244 .
> wyden.senate.gov/contact.html
> * These senators were house members at that time.
> 
> Other perspective sponsors include those senators
> representing bottle bill
> states who may not have co-sponsored a national
> bottle bill in the past.
> 
> Gordon Smith (OR) . (202) 224-3753 
> gsmith.senate.gov/webform.htm
> Susan Collins (ME) . (202) 224-2523
> collins.senate.gov/low/contactemail.htm
> Debbie Stabenow (MI) . (202) 224-4822 .
> stabenow.senate.gov/email.htm
> Chuck Grassley (IA) . (202) 224-3744 .
> grassley.senate.gov/webform.htm
> Joseph Biden (DE) . (202) 224-5042 .
> senator@no.address
> Thomas Carper (DE) . (202) 224-2441 .
> carper.senate.gov/email-form.html
> Hillary Clinton (NY) . (202) 224-4451 .
> clinton.senate.gov/email_form.html
> Daniel Akaka (HI) . (202) 224-6361 .
> senator@no.address
> Daniel Inouye (HI) . (202) 224-3934 .
> inouye.senate.gov/webform.html
> 
> **Please thank the following senators for
> co-sponsoring Sen. Jeffords'
> bill:**
> 
> John Kerry (MA) . (202) 224-2742 .
> kerry.senate.gov/low/contact_email.html
> Patrick Leahy (VT) . (202) 224-4242 .
> senator_leahy@no.address
> 
> Although the new bill has not been assigned a
> number, it will be essentially
> the same bill Sen. Jeffords introduced last year.  
> You can view a synopsis
> of the National Beverage Producer Responsibility Act
> of 2002 at
> www.bottlebill.net/Campaigns/bpr/BPRASummary.shtml
> 
> ***************
> Read 2003 bill text and more commentary at
> http://www.GRRN.org/beverage/jeffords/index.html
> 
> 
> 
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