NC Dems and Mountaintop Removal

Update: Still no word from McIntyre or Etheridge. Please call them and see if we can get them to take a position on the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169.) Thanks!

The Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169) would reverse the Bush Administration’s 2002 decision that the toxic “waste” created by mountaintop removal could be defined as “fill material,” and recklessly dumped into our water ways. This practice has already destroyed over 1200 miles of American headwater streams, and eliminated access to safe, clean potable water for many communities. The CWPA (HR 2169) currently has 107 co-sponsors, and a lot of momentum. But we need more to get out of committee and onto the floor.

We have 5 of 7 Democrats from NC onboard, and we need to know if Bob Etheridge and Mike McIntyre are “wit’ us” or “ginst us” on HR 2169. Please ask.

If you have a moment, please see if your Congressman is a co-sponsor, and take a moment to call Etheridge (202-225-2731) and McIntyre (202-225-2731), politely but forcefully asking that they co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169), and take a stand against mountaintop removal.

A quick report on our NC Dems and mountaintop removal below…

G.K. Butterfield (NC-01)

Thanks!” or call and express your thanks at 202-225-3101

Bob Etheridge (NC-02)

202-225-2731
“Please co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169)”

David Price (NC-04)

Thanks!” or call and express your thanks at 202-225-1784

Mike McIntyre (NC-07)

202-225-2731
“Please co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169)”

Heath Shuler (NC-11)

Heath Shuler gets two check marks. Not only is he an original co-sponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169), but he and his staff have actively championed this bill to other key members of Congress.
Thanks!” or call and express your thanks at 202-225-6401

Mel Watt (NC-12)

Thanks!” or call and express your thanks at 202-225-1510

Brad Miller (NC-13)

Thanks!” or call and express your thanks at 202-225-3032

Comments

I've missed BlueNC a lot this year

But this issue is the reason I've been gone. I hope you're all well and will leave a comment or shoot me an email about how your lives have been since January.

Learn more about mountaintop removal at iLoveMountains.org, or through DevilsTower’s continuing series on mountaintop removal at DailyKos.

We've missed you too sweetie

This is important. Happily fp'd.

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And don't think for a second...

...that just because I temporarily re-located doesn't mean that I'm not still keeping Larry Kissell in mind. I actually ran into him up in DC on the street and ended up at a fundraiser for him that the Speaker came to, along with almost every NC Dem, Rep. Artur Davis, Rahm, Steny Hoyer, and a whole litany of other seedy characters :)

I can't wait to see him sworn in. You guys keep kickin butt down the mountain!

Welcome home JW

your activism and comments have been missed. Glad someone like you is staying on top of this. Are you going to cross post this to Kos?

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Thanks momo!

Its been rough being up in DC and out of the beautiful moutnains of western North Carolina, and I've missed the local action and getting to do a lot of the fun stuff like this.

We have a national network of over 23,000 people, including the folks who have signed up at iLoveMountains.org, who are working to stop mountaintop removal. We've got more momentum on this issue than at any other time since I've started working on it. I can imagine that its gonna be a wild ride for the next year or two while we try to bring the beast down.

I had not planned to post this to Kos, but I was putting together something similar focusing on members of the Water Resources Subcommittee. Feel free to post, link, send around or whatever.

Do yall have any early polling on Larry this go-round?

JW, make sure to let us know

if you need rec's...you know how we love to swarm.

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