The Dernogalizer

June 23, 2009

Ellison-Pingree Letter

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that nationwide environmental groups were pushing for strengthening of the Waxman-Markey climate bill in a few areas.  One was increasing the renewable electicity/energy efficiency standards.  Another was restoring the ability of the EPA in the bill to regulate greenhouse gas emissions.  The third was trying to get more emissions allowances allocated for clean energy investment.  There’s a letter asking for strengthening being pushed by two Congressman, Keith Ellison and Chellie Pingree. The goal is to to gain sign-ons of enough members of Congress to ensure these amendments are pushed by leadership, and that we get a stronger bill.  The most recent update of the number of sign-ons I saw was from Friday and it said there were 41 sign-ons.  However I know an additional Maryland Congressman of  John Sarbanes signed on yesterday, so I would say the total is at least 42, but likely higher.  Below is the list of sign-ons.  If your Congressman isn’t signed onto this letter, give their office an e-mail or call.

Signers to Pingree-Ellison letter:
Raul Grijalva
Barbara Lee
Pete Stark
Mike Honda
Sam Farr
Adam Schiff
Grace Napolitano
Bob Filner
Jared Polis
Kendrick Meek
Robert Wexler
Alcee Hastings
Hank Johnson
John Lewis
Mazie Hirono
John Olver
Michael Capuano
Donna Edwards
Elijah Cummings

Paul Sarbanes
Chellie Pingree
John Conyers
Betty McCollum
Keith Ellison
Emanuel Cleaver
Steven Rothman
Rush Holt
Jerrold Nadler
Yvette D. Clarke
Carolyn Maloney
John Hall
Paul Tonko
Maurice Hinchey
Dennis Kucinich
David Wu
Chaka Fattah
Joe Sestak
Jim Langevin
Bobby Scott
Jim Moran
Donna Cristensen
Adam Smith

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