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06/10/2010 10:11 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Call Your Senators Now to Stop Big Coal, Big Oil in Murkowski Vote

Today will see a major vote in the U.S. Senate - one that could hugely benefit Big Oil and Big Coal if it passes.

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will introduce her disapproval resolution that would block the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from taking action to limit global warming pollution - even from the biggest polluters like coal plants and oil refineries.

This resolution has been waiting for a vote for a while - I even wrote about back in March. But we still need your help in stopping it!

The resolution's passage would give big polluters a bail out by blocking President Obama and EPA's authority to regulate global warming pollution under the Clean Air Act. EPA is merely doing what the Clean Air Act already requires--and what it was ordered to do almost three years ago by the Supreme Court.

Major industrial facilities, including the nation's more than 500 existing coal plants, are responsible for almost 70% of our country's global warming pollution. Addressing the pollution from these sources is a key part of the big picture solution to global warming and energy independence.

So please join us right now in calling your Senators and telling them to vote against the Murkowski disapproval resolution. EPA has a critical role in protecting our health, and the health of our environment. We can't let Big Coal and Big Oil continue to push for and receive loopholes while they pollute our planet.