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[greenyes] Fw: Action Alert for Recyclers -- Call Senate Finance Now


In light of quick action needed today, I am forwarding this to fellow GreenYes subscribers.

----- Original Message ----- From: "National Recycling Coalition" <news@no.address>
To: <jwood@no.address>
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 11:09 AM
Subject: Action Alert for Recyclers -- Call Senate Finance Now


NRC ACTION ALERT -- PLEASE CALL SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE NOW

The National Recycling Coalition urges all of its members and other recycling professionals and advocates to call the Senate Finance Committee today. We have an exciting opportunity today to get a recycling tax credit inserted in the national energy bill before Congress. To make this happen, the Senate Finance Committee needs to hear from people around the nation today, Thursday, June 16, 2005.

See the list of Committee Members and how to contact them here:
http://finance.senate.gov/sitepages/committee.htm

WHAT'S HAPPENING

The "Recycling Investment Saves Energy (RISE) Act" will create jobs, increase productivity, and conserve energy by establishing a targeted tax credit for equipment used in processing and sorting of recyclable materials. This bill will also clarify the tax code to allow the issuance of tax-exempt bonds to finance solid waste disposal facilities regardless of waste value. Additionally, this bill will ensure that states and local governments have a wide array of financial tools available to support recycling.

WHO SUPPORTS IT

RISE is supported by a broad variety of organizations, including the National Recycling Coalition, the National League of Cities, the Solid Waste Association of North America, the Sierra Club, and leading corporations like Novelis (formerly Alcan), Waste Management, Tomra of North America, and Envision Plastics.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Call the offices of members of the Senate Finance Committee immediately and ask them to support the Recycling Investment Saves Energy (RISE) Act before the Committee today. Calls are better than email and letters; however, we encourage you to follow-up a call with a letter or email.

GET MORE INFORMATION

For additional information, including facts and figures, see these resources:

Text of the Bill:
http://www.nrc-recycle.org/advocacy/RISEtext6-14-05.pdf

Fact Sheet on the Bill:
http://www.nrc-recycle.org/advocacy/RISEfactsheet6-14-05.pdf

NRC Letter of Support:
http://www.nrc-recycle.org/advocacy/RISEletter6-15-05.pdf


National Recycling Coalition
1325 G St., NW - Suite 1025
Washington, DC 20005-3104
info@no.address
P. 202-347-0450
F. 202-347-0449
www.nrc-recycle.org

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