for Responsible Energy)
is looking for business owners, trade associations,
and corporations to sign letter to Senators Udall
Over the weekend the
Kerry/Graham/Lieberman Climate Change Legislation-commonly known as Cap and
Trade-was postponed. It was scheduled to be introduced on Monday, April 26th.
Supporters were expecting it pass by June or July. Reports now predict that it
may not get on the legislative calendar this year.
An article out of Reuters
closed with this: "If Congress fails to
approve climate legislation this year, it could try again in 2011. If all
efforts collapse in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said
it would begin regulating greenhouse gases for the first time, an outcome
business and environmental groups wish to avoid. They prefer legislation
tailored to their needs."
With this in mind, now is the opportune
time for opposition to U.S. EPA's plans to be heard. CARE is looking for business
owners, trade associations, and corporations who are willing to sign the letter
below which will be sent to Senators Udall and Bingaman. To participate, we
need a scan of your signature, a .jpg of your logo and how you want to be
listed (such as: Marita K. Noon, Executive Director, Citizens' Alliance for
If you receive this invitation to
participate, but are not a business owner, a trade association representative,
or corporate spokesperson, please forward this to anyone you know who fits this
We need to strike while the iron is
hot. Ideally, we will get this letter out by the end of this week. If you have
questions about the U.S. EPA's decision to regulate greenhouse gases using the
Clean Air Act, please contact me at Marita@responsiblenergy.org or
Can I count on you? I look forward to
hearing back from you.
CARE (Citizens' Alliance for Responsible Energy)
PO Box 52103
Albuquerque, NM 87181
(List of businesses and groups) collectively write to urge
you to support the Murkowski resolution prohibiting the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)
from regulating greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean
Air Act (CAA). Your support of this resolution will help save New Mexico's
businesses, jobs, and families.
As you are aware, the U.S. EPA announced last December its
intention to regulate greenhouse gas emissions under the CAA. U. S. EPA made
this announcement despite ongoing efforts on Capitol Hill to address climate
change and energy issues.
Murkowski has introduced a resolution
to prevent the U.S. EPA from regulating greenhouse gases because, she believes,
Congress is a more appropriate forum for addressing such major issues that have
economy-wide impacts. We agree that this is a matter for Congress, not the U.S.
While we (the above businesses and organizations) may have a
variety of different viewpoints on climate change and energy issues, we all
agree that U.S. EPA regulations would be all Cap and no Trade. This
approach would be inflexible and cost prohibitive, thereby hurting New Mexico businesses, workers and
The Murkowski resolution is expected to come up for a Senate
vote within the next few weeks. We are asking you to declare your support for
the Murkowski resolution as soon as possible. The future of New Mexico may
depend on this vote.
This message brought to you as a courtesy to
C.A.R.E (Citizens for Responsible Energy)
Thank you for
supporting the Albuquerque Tea Party!