Green Energy, Organizing For America — June 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm

ACTION: OFA urges supporters to fight Murkowski Resolution


As you may know , the White House is fighting the so-called Murkowski Resolution that would ban the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about this topic a couple of days ago.

Today, Organizing for America (OFA) is getting in on the act.

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski, with strong support from the big oil companies, has introduced a resolution that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas pollution — and dismantle the bipartisan Clean Air Act.

If her measure becomes law, the effects would be immediate. Nearly every step President Obama has taken to promote clean energy would be repealed. It would wreak havoc on the President’s landmark clean vehicle standards that ensure cars go farther on a gallon of gas, and it would block requirements that force large power plants and factories to use new technology and clean energy to reduce their pollution.

This resolution is a giant step backward. As it is, other nations are already taking the lead in transitioning to clean energy economies that create the jobs of the future. Now Sen. Murkowski and her Republican allies, who have taken millions from big oil companies and other polluters, want to lock us in the past.

Lobbyists representing big business and dirty energy are pressing senators to support Sen. Murkowski. It’s time lawmakers hear from citizens who support combating climate change.

Will you write your senators today? Let them know that you strongly oppose Sen. Murkowski’s resolution, and that they have your thanks if they oppose it too.

Sen. Murkowski has filed her resolution under the Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress the authority to overturn the actions of an executive branch agency. Under the law, resolutions only require 51 votes to pass.

The vote is scheduled for Thursday, and there’s no time to wait. Senators need to hear from you.

Write your lawmakers now:



Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America

Click through and send you Senators a message. This abominable resolution must not even make it to the president’s desk for a veto. It’s time for this country to take its head out of the sand with regard to greenhouse gas emissions and global climate change and begin the process of regulating the spewing of these pollutants into our atmosphere. Our country should be a global LEADER on this issue, not a follower or, even worse, a denier of the problem.

More information can be found at the OFA Blog including the full statement on the Obama administration’s position on the Murkowski Resolution (S.J. Res. 26).

I know many folks are negative about OFA. As a Community Organizer for OFA, I tell my volunteers this: with OFA, you can take what you like and leave the rest. And I hope you’ll take this initiative and lend your support because it’s something we should ALL be on board with.

I’m just sayin’…