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June 3, 2009

Help the Mercury Bill Keep Moving

BY: Beth

Today the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection willmark up H.R. 2190, the Mercury Pollution Reduction Act, which is backedby Oceana and was originally authored by then-Senator Obama. The bill, which was introduced by Jan Schakowsky from Illinois, would make the outdated “Foul Four” chlorine plants update their equipment to modern technology that doesn’t utilize or release mercury.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 thehealth 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 
BartGordon (D-TN)  202-225-4231 
BartStupak (D-MI)  202-225-4735 
BettySutton (D-OH)  202-225-3401 
Bobby L. Rush(D-IL) [Chairman]  202-225-4372 
BruceBraley (D-IA)  202-225-2911 
CharlesA. Gonzalez (D-TX)  202-225-3236 
CliffStearns (R-FL)  202-225-5744 
DianaDeGette (D-CO)  202-225-4431 
DorisMatsui (D-CA)  202-225-7163 
EdwardWhitfield (R-KY)  202-225-3115 
FrankPallone, Jr. (D-NJ)  202-225-4671 
G.K. Butterfield, Jr. (D-NC)  202-225-3101 
GeneGreen (D-TX)  202-225-1688 
GeorgeP. Radanovich (R-CA)  202-225-4540 
JamesD. Matheson (D-UT)  202-225-3011 
JohnBarrow (D-GA)  202-225-2823 
JohnP. Sarbanes (D-MD)  202-225-4016 
JohnSullivan (R-OK)  202-225-2211 
JosephR. Pitts (R-PA)  202-225-2411 
KathyAnne Castor (D-FL)  202-225-3376 
LeeTerry (R-NE)  202-225-4155 
MaryBono Mack (R-CA)  202-225-5330 
PhilGingrey (R-GA)  202-225-2931 
SteveScalise (R-LA)  202-225-3015 
SueMyrick (R-NC)  202-225-1976 
TimMurphy (R-PA)  202-225-2301 
ZackT. Space (D-OH)  202-225-6265 

[Beth Kemler is the Seafood Campaign Organizer.]