Sign Letter to EPA Urging Approval of the Climate Science Special Report **Deadline Thursday August 17th at COB**

Please join me in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to approve the United States Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report before the deadline of August 18th, 2017.
The Climate Science Special Report, cleared by the National Academy of Sciences, awaits approval from the EPA and the Trump administration. This report is crucial to the development of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, and its focus on the environmental,
health and economic elements of climate change.

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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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Sign Letter to EPA Urging Approval of the Climate Science Special Report (v. 2)

Please join me in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, urging him to approve the United States Global Change Research Program Climate Science Special Report before the deadline of August 18th, 2017.
The Climate Science Special Report, cleared by the National Academy of Sciences, awaits approval from the EPA and the Trump administration. This report is crucial to the development of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, and its focus on the environmental,
health and economic elements of climate change.

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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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Closing TODAY: Oppose the Repeal of the Clean Water Rule

We are writing to encourage you to join us in our effort to protect one of our nation’s most vital natural resources – our water. In July, EPA Administrator Pruitt issued a proposed
rule to repeal the Clean Water Rule, leaving the drinking water of millions at risk and endangering some of our country’s prime natural places for swimming, hunting, fishing and simply enjoying the outdoors. This rule to rescind WOTUS and reports of plans
to reduce protections under the Clean Water Act are deeply concerning, which is why we are calling on Administrator Pruitt to reconsider this rescission.

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