Some Environmental bills you should know about:
Read through these bills,then write your representative and
urge them to co-sponser this legislation.
Defense of the Environment Act. This act would "require Members of Congress to vote in the House of Representatives and the Senate on provisions included in
legislation that reduces protection of the environment. It would also require the Office of Management and Budget to ensure that each department or agency makes available to
Congress and the public information to assist in assessing whether provisions included in legislation would reduce
protection of the environment."
Children's Environmental Protection Act designed to "protect children and other vulnerable subpopulations from exposure to certain environmental pollutants."
- H.R.45The Nuclear Waste Act of 1999
Acid Deposition and Ozone Control Act This legislation would require significant reductions in nitrogen
oxide and sulfur dioxide emissions, the two main sources of acid rain. It would also support the efforts of the Ozone Transport
Assesment Group to reduce ozone pollution.
- H.R.1500America's Redrock Wilderness Act
"For fifteen years Utah conservationists have been working to add the last great blocks of undeveloped, Bureau of Land
Management (BLM)-administered public land in Utah to the National Wilderness Preservation System. These lands harbor some of
the largest and finest desert roadless areas to be found anywhere in the world. They include the huge canyon systems of the
Colorado, Green, San Juan, and Dolores rivers; the intimate slickrock narrows of the Escalante, Dirty Devil, Paria, and Virgin
rivers; the vast table-lands and massive cliff-walls of the Kaiparowits Plateau, the Book Cliffs, and the Grand Staircase; and the
isolated mountain ranges and desert riparian areas of Utah's Great Basin country.
Throughout southeastern Utah, proposed BLM wilderness areas surround and connect eight of Utah's nine national park,
monument, and recreation areas. These BLM lands easily equal their neighboring national parklands in scenic
beauty, in opportunities for primitive recreation, and in ecological importance. But unlike the parks, most
Utah BLM wildlands lack any form of long-term protection." This information comes from the Utah Wilderness Alliance,
A representative of this alliance is speaking to ESD next term.
- S.49Alaska Wetlands Conservation Act. Contact you senator for this one.
These are just a quick sample of the environmental legislation that goes through congress. For a more indepth list try searching Thomas.
||To contact your U.S. Senator, go to www.senate.gov and find your state in the "Connect with you senators" section.
||To contact you Representative, go to www.house.gov or follow this link
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