Help Improve Our Nation’s Water Efficiency! Cosponsor the WATER Use Act (v. 2)

Conserving our precious drinking water supply is critical to Americans’ wellbeing. Drought is a common occurrence in the West, harming businesses, damaging our environment, and threatening the availability of water for such basic needs as drinking and washing.
Around 40 states will face some form of water shortage in the next decade, putting pressure on one of our most critical natural resources. Water utility bills are increasing more steeply than those for any other utility, placing financial strain on hard-working
Americans. In just the last 7 years, the median water bills for a household have
increased by 50%.

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Cosponsor H.R. 2000 and H.R. 2001-The FRESHER and CLEANER Acts

Recent technological developments have led to an oil and gas boom that has brought us closer to energy independence, created jobs, lowered fuel prices, and generated incredible profits for oil and gas companies.  However, unnecessary exemptions in our most
vital environmental and public health laws still exist which allow oil and gas companies to play by their own set of rules. 

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CLOSING TODAY – Arctic Ocean Drilling Letter

As you know, President Trump recently initiated a Request for Information for revisiting the 5-year offshore drilling plan for 2017-2022. Under the existing 2017-2022 Program, BOEM decided not to include any new lease sales in the Arctic Ocean.
The Arctic Ocean is a vulnerable region that would pose unique threats for drilling. BOEM itself identified a 75% likelihood of such a spill occurring.
Worse, compared to the Deepwater Horizon disaster – which took place in the infrastructure-rich Gulf of Mexico region and still took 87 days to stop,
any development in the Arctic Ocean would take place approximately 1,000 miles from the nearest U.S. Coast Guard station, throwing one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems into jeopardy.

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Deadline Extended- Cosign Request: Development of New Offshore Leasing Program

A critical part of our nation’s natural resource bounty is located off our coasts within the Outer Continental Shelf (“OCS”) lands. In addition to providing our nation with about 20% of domestic energy, our offshore oil and gas industry supports millions
of jobs, and generates billions in revenues to state, coastal, and federal governments. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, or “OCSLA,” directs the Secretary of the Interior to manage these abundant resources by developing a five year leasing plan. The
current 2017-2022 Five Year Leasing Program, signed into effect by Obama Administration, constricts our nation by excluding 94% of the OCS from leasing and development.

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CLOSING TODAY COB Bipartisan Letter to Oppose Oil and Gas Leasing in the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf of Mexico

We invite you to join our bipartisan letter to Interior Secretary Zinke to express strong opposition to expanded oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Last month, the Interior Department issued a Request for Information to
begin developing a new National Leasing Plan, which could allow for oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf of Mexico in a 2019-2024 leasing plan.

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DEADLINE TOMORROW Join Bipartisan Letter to Oppose Oil and Gas Leasing in the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf of Mexico

We invite you to join our bipartisan letter to Interior Secretary Zinke to express strong opposition to expanded oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Gulf of Mexico. Last month, the Interior Department issued a Request for Information to
begin developing a new National Leasing Plan, which could allow for oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic and Eastern Gulf of Mexico in a 2019-2024 leasing plan.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED – Arctic Ocean Drilling Letter (v. 2)

As you know, President Trump recently initiated a Request for Information for revisiting the 5-year offshore drilling plan for 2017-2022. Under the existing 2017-2022 Program, BOEM decided not to include any new lease sales in the Arctic Ocean.
The Arctic Ocean is a vulnerable region that would pose unique threats for drilling. BOEM itself identified a 75% likelihood of such a spill occurring.
Worse, compared to the Deepwater Horizon disaster – which took place in the infrastructure-rich Gulf of Mexico region and still took 87 days to stop,
any development in the Arctic Ocean would take place approximately 1,000 miles from the nearest U.S. Coast Guard station, throwing one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems into jeopardy.

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