It must be nice for the big oil companies to know they have a true friend and champion in Senator Lisa Murkowski.
As we enter the 52nd day since the Deepwater Oil Disaster, Senator Murkowski single-handedly blocked a Senate proposal to increase oil company liability in the event of a disastrous spill like the one in the gulf.1
Now, she's setting her sights on the Clean Air Act in a resolution written by anti environmental oil company lobbyists2. Worse still, her Dirty Air Act is coming up for a vote in the Senate in the next 24 hours.
In other words, in the face of the unprecedented environmental catastrophe that is destroying wildlife and life on the Gulf shore, Murkowski wants to take away one of the strongest tools to defend ourselves from big polluters like big oil. She is standing with them because they funnel hundreds of dollars into her coffers to buy her voice in the Senate. Please take this critical action and let's stop her in her tracks.
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Michael J. Wilson
1. Jake Sherman, "Murkowski blocks oil liability bill," Politico, May 13, 2010. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37207.html
2. Juliet Eilperin, "Murkowski and her lobbyist allies," The Washington Post, January 11, 2010. http://views.washingtonpost.com/climate-change/post-carbon/2010/01/murkowski_and_her_lobbyist_allies.html
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