Thanks to everyone who participated in the We Heart EPA campaign! We are happy to report that the effort resulted in some great actions:
Environment America, with the help of their Minnesota branch, Environment Minnesota, delivered more than 5,000 Valentines Day cards and letters to Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environment Protection Agency. You can read more about Environment America’s Valentines here.
Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness were also in D.C. on Valentines Day and delivered their bundle of Valentines and petition signatures to Minnesota’s 4th District Congresswoman Betty McCollum. Congresswoman McCollum said she would mention them in an upcoming House Floor deabte about the EPA.
Even though Valentine’s Day is over, you can and should continue to show your support for the EPA’s authority to protect our land, clean water and air. The threats to limit the EPA’s ability to do its job continue:
Business Groups’ Target: EPA (Wall Street Journal)
House GOP readies bill to prohibit EPA from regulating carbon emissions (Washington Post)
Wyoming Senator Seeks to Lasso E.P.A. (New York Times blog)
It’s important to keep letting Congress and the White House know that we want the EPA to be able to do its job!
You may contact your member of Congress through the Capitol Switchboard: 202.224.3121
Or, find individual contact information for Minnesota’s delegation here