Thursday, July 30, 2009

Congressional Black Caucus Opposes Mountaintop Removal

According to Appalachian Voices and, the vast majority of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) opposes mountaintop removal. This opposition comes in the form of their cosponship of H.R. 1310, the Clean Water Protection Act, which effectively bans the practice by protecting nearby creeks and streams. AAEA supports the legislation. Thirty members of the CBC are cosponsors:

Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10]
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14]
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1]
Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13]
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9]
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15]
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5]
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4]
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC]
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5]
Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5]
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7]
Rep Christensen, Donna M. [VI]
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7]
Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17]
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3]
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1]
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23]
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33]
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7]
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10]
Rep Scott, Robert C. [VA-3]
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2]
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11]
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35]
Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1]
Rep Johnson, Hank [GA-4]
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2]
Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37]
Rep Marcia Fudge [OH-11]

There are still 11 members of the Congressional Black Caucus who have not signed on:

Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12]
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18]
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-06]
Rep Sanford Bishop [GA-02]
Rep Jim Clyburn [SC-06]
Rep Artur Davis [AL-07]
Rep Al Green [TX-09]
Rep EB Johnson [TX-30]
Rep Gwen Moore [WI-04]
Rep David Scott [GA-13]
Rep Bennie Thompson [MS-02]

AAEA is encouraging those 11 CBC members to sign onto HR 1310 as cosponsors to help facilitate passage of the legislation.

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