17 Democrats who voted against clean air


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17 Dirty Air Democrats voted against the Clean Air Act.

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"I am extremely disappointed that you sided with big polluters, and I will not forget this vote against the Clean Air Act and my health. I hope you will reverse this astonishing position, and oppose all future efforts to undermine clean air protections."

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Dear Friend,

The Clean Air Act is safe in the Senate — for now. Yesterday, four amendments attacking our clean air each failed to get the required 60 votes to pass.

But before these votes could fail, an astonishing 17 Democrats sided with big polluters and radical republicans, and cast at least one vote to undermine the Clean Air Act's ability to limit carbon pollution. What's worse, Democrats — specifically Sens. Jay Rockefeller, Debbie Stabenow, Sherrod Brown, and Max Baucus — were actually the sponsors of three of the four anti Clean Air Act amendments!1

At moments like this, we must raise our voices as activists, and citizens, to communicate our disappointment and hold these Senators accountable for their shameful actions.

Please help hold the 17 Dirty Air Democrats in the Senate — and in particular the four Democrats who actually offered up three of the four amendments — accountable for their actions.

Tell the Dirty Air Democrats you are won't forget their vote against clean air. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

It is truly sobering to realize how many Senators would vote against vital, proven public health protections.

Every one of the 57 Senate Republicans joined the 17 Dirty Air Democrats in voting on at least one amendment to roll back the Clean Air Act. Had those votes not been split across four dirty amendments, and mostly along party lines, these 64 pro-polluter Senators could create a filibuster proof majority to gut the Clean Air Act.

Thankfully, that didn't happen — and we were able to hold the line for clean air yesterday. But by casting their votes against clean air, these 17 Senators have empowered future efforts to weaken the clean air, and put the Clean Air Act at risk. No doubt Republicans will be emboldened by the strong showing of Democrats voting against the Clean Air Act — and they will come back with more attacks aimed at combining Republican and Democratic votes to successfully pass a bill to delay or completely defund EPA enforcement of the Clean Air Act.

What the 17 Dirty Air Democrats did yesterday was unacceptable. We can't allow them to vote to let polluters off the hook, and be let off the hook by their constituents. Let's make sure we hold them accountable.

Hold Dirty Air Democrats accountable. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thanks for fighting for clean air.

Elijah Zarlin, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action

1. "Seventeen Dirty Democrats Join Senate GOP Climate Zombies ," Think Progress, April 6, 211

These are the Dirty Air Democrats who voted to block, delay or limit the Clean Air Act: Sens. Baucus (D-MT), Begich (D-AK), Hagan (D-NC), Levin (D-MI), Brown (D-OH), Casey (D-PA), Conrad (D-ND), Johnson (D-SD), Klobuchar (D-MN), Pryor (D-AR), Stabenow (D-MI), Landrieu (D-LA), Manchin (D-WV), McCaskill (D-MO), Nelson (D-NE), Rockefeller (D-WV), Webb (D-VA)


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