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 – 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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DEADLINE EXTENDED – 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 NOON WEDNESDAY: Fight Against Corporate Media Consolidation!

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring the Local and Independent Television Protection Act to protect media diversity and local and independent media outlets. Our proposal would permanently end the “UHF discount,” the leading regulatory loophole allowing
for television media consolidation, including the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger.

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Fight Against Corporate Media Consolidation!

We invite you to join us in cosponsoring the Local and Independent Television Protection Act to protect media diversity and local and independent media outlets. Our proposal would permanently end the “UHF discount,” the leading regulatory loophole allowing
for television media consolidation, including the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger.

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Vote NO on H.R. 23

Today the House will consider H.R. 23, the latest in a long line of bills to override state water law in California to benefit a few favored special interests. Previous versions of this bill were opposed by virtually all House Democrats, the State of California,
and the Obama administration (see H.R. 2898 from 114th Congress, H.R. 3964 from 113th Congress, H.R. 1837 from 112th Congress). 

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Support Students with Disabilities: Fully Fund IDEA

In 1975 Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to ensure that all students with disabilities receive an appropriate public education. At that time, Congress made a pledge to states – the federal government would pay 40 percent of
the costs to educate special needs students.

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