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Tuesday's D3 Daily Action - Stand Up for the Clean Power Plan


Trump's appointment for EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, is moving to rewind the clock on climate action. 

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Pruitt has the Historic Clean Power Plan in His Sights.

On October 9th, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that the agency will take steps to repeal the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era policy aimed at reducing carbon emissions from power plants and combating climate change.

That's the same Scott Pruitt who made his name suing the very agency he now heads.

The Clean Power Plan is a set of policies and guidelines issued in 2015 under the Clean Air Act, the nation's longstanding air pollution law. The plan sets carbon emission targets for coal, gas and other power plants, and gives each state the ability to design their own methods to achieve them. If fully implemented, the Clean Power Plan is projected to cut carbon emissions by 32% nationally (relative to 2005 levels), save the US $20 billion in climate-related costs, and add $14-$34 billion in added health benefits. The shift toward clean renewable energy sources will also save the average American family money due to their overall lower cost.

Why was the Clean Power Plan such a historic breakthrough, and what do will be the cost of it's repeal? Learn more from the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

There is no question that increased carbon emissions have led to climate change and the rise of more and more floods, droughts, wildfires, and hurricanes that have put populations in the US and around the world in danger. It is irresponsible for the EPA to roll back policies that curb carbon emissions under false promises of reduced costs or a coal industry comeback.

While a repeal of the Clean Power Plan is not expected to be immediately implemented (it will go through a formal rule-making process and will also face lawsuits), Congress can take action now by supporting measures that uphold the strategies of the Clean Power Plan and voting down those that undermine it.

Congress has the power to do what's right. 

Sample script for a quick call to your Congressional office:

Hi, my name is [NAME] and I’m a constituent from _____. 

I'm calling to express my concern about the EPA's decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan. It is clear that carbon emissions have led to climate change and the increase of natural disasters devastating our country. I strongly urge Rep. Tipton to support measures that uphold the strategies of the Clean Power Plan and oppose those that undermine it.

<Speak about how climate change is effecting and will impact your community or things that are important to you..>

We can't deny the harms that Congressional inaction is allowing. Please do what's right for Colorado and my community and take action on this. 

Thank you for your time and attention.

[IF LEAVING A VOICEMAIL: please leave your full street address to ensure your call is tallied]

CALL REPRESENTATIVE SCOTT TIPTON
Alamosa: 719-587-5105
Durango: 970-259-1490
Grand Junction: 970-241-2499
Pueblo: 719-542-1073
Washington, DC: 202-225-4761

Stay Strong America!

 

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Wednesday's D3 Daily Action

Oppose a 10-year delay in enacting air pollution regulations (Hat tip).

Contact: Send an email to all three MOCs.

Script: Dear [MOC], I am concerned about the Ozone Standards Implementation Act (S263 (Senate) / HR806 (House). I support protections enacted by the EPA and the Clean Air Act. The OSI Act would disable the clean air standards that make people safer. We need emission reductions and toxin mitigation from industry. (If you have family, friends with lung issues or allergies, mention this.) I’m counting on you to work to protect my family’s health and stop this bill. Your actions on this issue affect my vote at the polls. Thank you.

 

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Thursday's Daily Action

As Coloradans, we have a special draw to protecting and preserving our natural environments.  Well, Alaska needs our HELP!!

Bristol Bay is a place of stunning natural beauty, abundant wildlife, millions of salmon, and the place of the strongest commercial sockeye salmon runs in the world. It is a national treasure on a global scale.

But, the beauty, wildlife, and economic prosperity of Bristol Bay are again at risk.

Last month, President Trump's EPA took a big step backwards by reversing the EPA's scientifically-based proposed protections for Bristol Bay, Alaska. These are the same protections that the EPA itself concluded are necessary to protect Bristol Bay and its fish and wildlife from the proposed Pebble Mine. 

We need help to tell the Trump Administration and Scott Pruit to NOT reverse its course on the protections set in place.  Pebble Mine without these protections will undoubtedly destroy this beautiful natural habitat, environment and home for many wildlife.

PLEASE SIGN THE BELOW PETITION!

https://support.worldwildlife.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=944

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Friday's D3 Daily Action

Reject Trump's Budget: The White House released their budget on Tuesday - and it is a cruel list of proposals that would have devastating impact on Americans. THE GOOD NEWS: Trump's budget needs the approval of congress. Please call your MOC's Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton and tell them to REJECT TRUMP'S BUDGET

If Trump gets his way, here are 16 of things that go:

  • Environmental education
  • Healthy school food for kids
  • Support for new forms of energy that don’t poison our planet
  • Support for fact-based scientific research
  • Climate science programs
  • Ability to protect clean air and clean water
  • Programs for the poor, including health care and disability payments
  • College loan programs for the poor and those who take jobs in nonprofit organizations
  • Protection for women’s health
  • Food assistance for older Americans
  • Nutrition programs for low-income women, infants, and children
  • Support for public libraries, PBS, and arts
  • Heating assistance for low-income people
  • Before and after school and summer programs for children in low-income communities
  • Emergency food assistance
  • Efforts to revitalize public housing

 

 

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Monday's D3 Daily Action

Support Renewable Energy and Renewable Energy Candidates in District 3, Colorado and around the world.

There are some very strong renewable energy candidates running for La Plata Electrical Association right here in District 3.  LPEA directors represent their geographic districts and help determine current and future policy at the electric cooperative.  Ballots for the LPEA election were mailed on or around April 13, 2017.  Results will be announced during the LPEA Annual Meeting, May 13, 2017

Please take the time to vote if you live in La Plata County.  Your voice matters.  Renewable Energy Candidates to support are:
District 2 - Kim Martin
District 3 - Rachel Landis
District 4 - Guinn Unger
Read Candidate Statements here.

If you do not live in La Plata County - BELOW ARE OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGY TODAY:

Add your name to freeze new fossil fuel development
Stand in the way of the Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL   
Divest from Fossil Fuels  
Call Senator Cory Gardner & Senator Michael Bennet to ask where they stand on Trump's Climate Denier Cabinet:  Rex Tillerson, Exxon CEO; Scott Pruitt, EPA Destroyer; Ryan Zinke, Fossil-Fuel Industry Champion; Rick Perry - Dakota Access Pipeline Builder
Participate in the Peoples Climate March on April 29 - find a march near you

 

 

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Thursday's D3 Daily Action

WE CAN WIN THIS ONE!

Senate Republicans are plotting to give oil and gas companies a free pass to recklessly vent pollutants into our air — but the vote is close.

Republican leaders are delaying the vote because they don’t yet have the votes to pass the measure. 

This is a fight we can win, and Cory Gardner is one of the swing votes.

ACT NOW: Call Senator Gardner at 202-831-8606 and urge him to reject the BLM CRA resolution.

For our own health, and to ensure a healthy future for our children, we must hold the Senate accountable. Coloradoans didn’t vote for dirty, dangerous air.

This issue is particularly relevant given that SW Colorado is home to the highest concentration of methane pollution in the United States.

TALKING POINTS: 

  • I am calling to urge Senator Gardner to vote against overturning BLM’s methane waste prevention standards.
  • Without strong BLM standards, contaminated air will hurt our families’ health.
  • By preventing these leaks, the saved gas can be used to to supply up to 740,000 households per year.
  • I urge Senator Gardner to oppose this blatant attempt to give the oil and gas industry a free pass to throw away our money at the expense of our health.

Action Courtesy of NextGen Climate

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Thursday's D3 Indivisible Action

Ten is Better than One! Today, D3 is hosting an Action Event in coordination with ACT Telluride at the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway, Colorado from 2-5pm. Stop by for 10-20 minutes and complete up to Ten Actions!

We'll make it easy for you and your friends to have your voices heard by state and federal representatives. A series of action stations will be provided - from pre-addressed postcards ready to personalize and sign, to scripts for calling state and federal representatives on the spot, to computer stations and emails to send. 


If you are not in the Ridgway area, and would like an action for today, consider calling Representative Scott Tipton to ask him why he blocked a resolution that would have directed the House to request 10 years of Trump's tax returns, for review by the House Ways and Means Committee in a closed session. The Committee would then vote on whether to send the information to the House. Don't we deserve transparency and accountability from our President? 

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Wednesday's D3 Indivisible Action

In light of Scott Pruitt's proposed assault on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency call John W. Hickenlooper's office at (303) 866-2885 to ask for environmental protection on a state level. 

Here's sample your script... 

"Hi! I’m a constituent calling from _______. I am deeply concerned about Scott Pruitt’s appointment to the Environmental Protection Agency. Since he stated in Tuesday's speech that he will not fulfill the Agency's mission, I’m asking Governor Hickenlooper to make a public statement about our climate crisis and support efforts in Colorado to reverse the trend while protecting our most precious resources, our air and our water."