Minnesotans, Sierra Club Push For EPA Rules

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of Minnesotans and members of the Sierra Club will deliver 4,000 postcards to U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday.

The postcards urge Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken to push for Environmental Protection Agency rules that the Sierra Club says would protect Americans from life-threatening health conditions.

The EPA is considering adopting provisions that would reduce levels of toxic mercury, lead and smog, much of which the groups say are caused by burning coal and oil.

The notes ask the Senators to hold corporations responsible for pollution and to create clean energy jobs.

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  1. forget it says:

    complete bull S. Wait and see what this will do to pricing of everything. What we don’t need is more needless regulation from the EPA.

    Al who?

  2. Trisha says:

    And what would you tree hugging neocons like to put in your car. Electric cars are not economical wen they cost 85,000 each and are subsidized by the government just to make money.

    Seriously find a new energy source and you might have a plan.

  3. MOVING FORWARD says:

    Good for you Sierra Club! IF… it will protect Americans from life-threatening health conditions I am for it! Everyone should be asking who wouldn’t want that?

    Everyone knows that the burning of fossil fuels is DESTRUCTIVE to all life on this planet.

    We need to speed up alternative energy sources and make thousands of NEW JOBS in safe alternative energy sources here in U.S. to compete with China and others. Lets take steps in the right direction! Besides, the oil wells will run dry sooner or later and we can not depend on foreign oil!

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