[MCN] Take Action! Stop Sen Tester & Sen Daines from supporting terrible "Energy Bill"

Matthew Koehler mattykoehler at gmail.com
Tue Jun 7 13:15:39 EDT 2016

Please don't believe the hype! In many cases Senator Jon Tester supports
the same anti-environmental, anti-wildlife, anti-public lands and pro-oil,
pro-coal policies as Senator Steve Daines.

*Help Stop the Wildlife-Killing "Energy Bill" in Congress*

TAKE ACTION via this alert from Defenders of Wildlife here: bit.ly/1Zt03BI

It’s supposedly an energy bill, but the "North American Energy
Infrastructure Act of 2016" contains a *lethal dose of anti-wildlife
amendments* that will lead to dead wolves, dead bears and the destruction
of many important wildlife protections.

*And while pro-oil, pro-coal, climate change denying provisions are
despicable, the anti-wildlife measures are equally catastrophic.*

*Tell your senators to protect wildlife and oppose this deadly bill!*

EMAIL Senator Tester here: https://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=email_senator

EMAIL Senator Daines here: https://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve


As one of your constituents, I strongly urge you to reject outright the
House passed substitute to the "Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016,"
(S.2012). The House bill is filled with ideological attacks on our public
lands and wildlife. It in no way provides a reasonable basis for discussion
of a sound energy package.

The bill represents little more than an invitation to undermine wildlife
conservation, public lands and bedrock environmental laws and protections.
It also fails to address, and in some provisions completely undermines, our
ability to deal with climate change.

Consideration of House passed S. 2012 would open the door to provisions
that strip protections for endangered species, block efforts to crack down
on the illegal trade in African elephant ivory, bar conservation measures
for wolves and bears on over 100 million acres of federal land in Alaska,
severely limit public involvement and judicial review of energy projects
and upend management of our national wildlife refuges, parks, forests and
other public lands.

This is not a serious energy bill. Instead, it is a bloated bundle of
widely condemned provisions that the House could not get through the Senate
as stand-alone bills. America wants an energy bill that proactively
addresses climate change and a sustainable energy future, not one that
throws every harmful ideological scheme that comes up at the wall in hopes
that something sticks and gets passed.

I urge you not to reward the House's unconstructive and underhanded
approach and to reject outright the House passed S. 2012 legislation.
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