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Help the Mercury Bill Keep Moving

Today the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection will
mark up H.R. 2190, the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act, which is backed
by Oceana and was originally authored by then-Senator Obama. href="http://www.oceana.org/fileadmin/oceana/uploads/mercury/Legislation/HR_2190.pdf"target="_blank">The bill, which was introduced by Jan Schakowsky from Illinois, would make the outdated "Foul Four" chlorine plants update their equipment to modern technology that doesn't utilize or release mercury. This legislation didn't move before but in the current Congress, it has a good chance of passing both the House and Senate and being signed by now-President Obama.

Once mercury pollution is released from chlorine plants and other industrial sources, it ends up in our rivers, streams and oceans, contaminating seafood and endangering the
health of humans and wildlife.

Please contact your member of Congress about this important legislation, especially if he or she is a member of the subcommittee.   Email your Representative, or if he or she is on the subcommmittee, please call and tell the office "I support HR 2190, the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act".


Member Name Phone
Anthony Weiner (D-NY)  202-225-6616 
Bart
Gordon (D-TN) 
202-225-4231 
Bart
Stupak (D-MI) 
202-225-4735 
Betty
Sutton (D-OH) 
202-225-3401 
Bobby L. Rush
(D-IL) [Chairman] 
202-225-4372 
Bruce
Braley (D-IA) 
202-225-2911 
Charles
A. Gonzalez (D-TX) 
202-225-3236 
Cliff
Stearns (R-FL) 
202-225-5744 
Diana
DeGette (D-CO) 
202-225-4431 
Doris
Matsui (D-CA) 
202-225-7163 
Edward
Whitfield (R-KY) 
202-225-3115 
Frank
Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) 
202-225-4671 
G.
K. Butterfield, Jr. (D-NC) 
202-225-3101 
Gene
Green (D-TX) 
202-225-1688 
George
P. Radanovich (R-CA) 
202-225-4540 
James
D. Matheson (D-UT) 
202-225-3011 
John
Barrow (D-GA) 
202-225-2823 
John
P. Sarbanes (D-MD) 
202-225-4016 
John
Sullivan (R-OK) 
202-225-2211 
Joseph
R. Pitts (R-PA) 
202-225-2411 
Kathy
Anne Castor (D-FL) 
202-225-3376 
Lee
Terry (R-NE) 
202-225-4155 
Mary
Bono Mack (R-CA) 
202-225-5330 
Phil
Gingrey (R-GA) 
202-225-2931 
Steve
Scalise (R-LA) 
202-225-3015 
Sue
Myrick (R-NC) 
202-225-1976 
Tim
Murphy (R-PA) 
202-225-2301 
Zack
T. Space (D-OH) 
202-225-6265 

[Beth Kemler is the Seafood Campaign Organizer.]


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