Wednesday, April 28, 2004


!!! A C T I O N A L E R T !!!

Tell Your Senators to Stop Latest Attempt to Pass the Energy Bill!

April 28, 2004

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) has once again resurrected his forlorn
energy bill (S. 2095, the "Energy Policy Act of 2003") in the form of a
"second-degree" amendment -- that is, an amendment to another amendment.
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) offered the "Renewable Fuels Standard"
portion of the energy bill as an amendment to a bill restricting
taxation on internet usage (S. 150, the "Internet Tax Freedom Act").
Sen. Domenici then seized the opportunity and added the comprehensive
energy bill as an amendment to Sen. Daschle's amendment. The cloture
votes on these amendments are scheduled for Thursday morning.

WE MUST STOP THIS UNDERHANDED MANEUVER! Tell your senators to oppose
Sen. Domenici's energy bill amendment! CONNECT to your senators via the
U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Tell your senators to oppose "cloture" -- a truncation of debate -- on
Sen. Domenici's energy bill amendment! We must stave off this
despicable legislation!

While Sen. Domenici's amendment doesn't include the $10.5 billion in
tax breaks for the oil, gas, coal, and nuclear industries (which are
attached to the foreign sales corporation bill) or a liability waiver
for MTBE producers, it is still packed with anti-consumer and
anti-environment provisions, including the repeal of the Public Utility
Holding Company Act (PUHCA) -- which would lead to further Enron-type
activities -- and exemptions from the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water
Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Bush Administration's own
Energy Information Administration has concluded that the energy bill
will do nothing to lower gas prices or reduce the country's dependence
on foreign oil.

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