Turn one vote and actual approval of TPP will fail,
the pro-LNG-export pro-fracking pro-pipeline Trans-Pacific Partnership
got Fast Track Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in the U.S. Senate yesterday
“by the narrowest margin in the legislative mechanism’s history, 60-37.
The procedural measure required 60 votes to pass.”
So it’s time to call Florida Senator Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio (who apparently didn’t even read it), Georgia Senator David Perdue who claimed he wanted transparency and Johnny Isakson who should represent the people of Georgia, and all the other
Senators who voted for that corporate power grab.
The most likely votes to turn are the Democrats who voted for.
Wenonah Hauter, Food & Water Watch, 23 June 2015,
Blog Posts: Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP),
Continue reading Call your Senators against TPP today
The 13 corporate trade backers included: Senators… Bill Nelson (D-Florida)….
After you’ve signed
the petition to GA Gov. Nathan Deal,
you can call or write him and other state, federal, and local elected and appointed officials
and ask them to oppose the unnecessary, destructive, and dangerous Sabal Trail
fracked methane pipeline.
Georgia is the fastest growing solar market in the country, and the
Georgia legislature just passed unanimously and the Governor signed
a law to facilitate financing solar power.
Help the pipeline shrink away from the Georgia sunshine!
The great state of Georgia should protect its citizens from
this invader from Texas that threatens our water, our land, and our
way of life.
Governor Continue reading Ask your elected and appointed public officials to oppose Sabal Trail
In response to a request by a Georgia citizen for him to help
oppose the Sabal Trail methane pipeline, Senator Johnny Isakson
didn’t even answer directly, instead he
sent a form letter pushing fossil fuels including “natural” gas,
although it doesn’t get around to mentioning that until the second paragraph.
An old letter, that refers to “last Congress” as when he wrote to “President Bush”.
Why won’t a U.S. Senator represent his constituents? -jsq
Sent: Monday, March 10, 2014 4:35 PM
Dear Mrs. Hall:
Thank you for contacting me regarding our nation’s energy
dependence. I appreciate hearing from you and appreciate the
opportunity to respond.
There are no quick fixes in dealing with our nation’s dependence on
foreign energy, but there are things we have done to address it and
there are more things we must do. I have voted to explore our own
reserves in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) because I
believe we can be good stewards of our land while at the same time
exploring for resources that increase supply and lessen our
dependence on foreign oil, thus reducing prices. Unfortunately, we
were unable to obtain the 60 votes needed to end the filibuster on
this legislation in the last Congress. It is my hope that we will
be able to address and pass these needed reforms in this session of
Congress. I have voted to make oil-producing and exporting cartels,
such as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
(OPEC), illegal, and to make any legislation that is introduced in
the Senate that would increase gas prices subject to a procedural
roadblock. I also have voted in favor of a 35-mile-per-gallon
Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard for automobiles. By 2020,
all cars sold in the United States must get an average of 35 miles
to the gallon, saving 18 billion gallons a year of gas by 2020 and
significantly reducing demand and gas prices. Last Congress I also
wrote former President Bush to ask that he immediately halt
deposits of domestic crude oil into the U.S. Strategic Petroleum
Reserve (SPR). Temporarily halting deposits to the reserve can
provide some relief because the increased supply of oil available
for refinement will send the right signal to all markets that the
U.S. Government will take measures necessary to address exorbitant
crude oil prices that negatively affect the global economy.
As a major consumer of energy, America should be a leader in the
development of new sources of energy and the development of
renewable resources. Last Congress I joined with Republican and
Democratic colleagues to develop national energy policy to
implement innovative solutions to increase electric generation and
transmission, reduce gas prices, lessen our dependence on foreign
oil, and strengthen our economy. America’s energy infrastructure
should encourage using all viable sources, including nuclear,
natural gas, Continue reading Encourage natural gas –Senator Johnny Isakson (R GA)