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 The bill, which was introduced by Jan Schakowsky from Illinois, would make the outdated “Foul Four” chlorine plants update their equipment to modern technology that doesn’t utilize or release mercury.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”.
|Anthony Weiner (D-NY)||202-225-6616|
|Bobby L. Rush(D-IL) [Chairman]||202-225-4372|
|CharlesA. Gonzalez (D-TX)||202-225-3236|
|FrankPallone, Jr. (D-NJ)||202-225-4671|
|G.K. Butterfield, Jr. (D-NC)||202-225-3101|
|GeorgeP. Radanovich (R-CA)||202-225-4540|
|JamesD. Matheson (D-UT)||202-225-3011|
|JohnP. Sarbanes (D-MD)||202-225-4016|
|JosephR. Pitts (R-PA)||202-225-2411|
|KathyAnne Castor (D-FL)||202-225-3376|
|MaryBono Mack (R-CA)||202-225-5330|
|ZackT. Space (D-OH)||202-225-6265|
[Beth Kemler is the Seafood Campaign Organizer.]