Prevent Future Hurricane Katrina Mess Ups!

May 8th, 2007 5:45 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Julie, – action [at]
Date: May 7, 2007 3:39 PM
Subject: Tell the Senate that Global Warming should not be ignored

No More Hurricane Katrina Messes!

Ask your Senators to help avoid future Hurricane Katrina disasters by voting ‘Yes’ on two important water resources amendments this week.

Contact them now – click here.

We need your help to make sure the Army Corps of Engineers gets its priorities straight with regards to global warming.

The Army Corps’ faulty levees, bad planning, and refusal to heed the warnings of climate scientists led to over a thousand deaths and billions of dollars in damages in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

If we hope to minimize the impact of future natural disasters, the Corps MUST start paying attention to the realities of global warming when managing America’s waterways.

This week, your Senator will be voting on two great amendments to the Water Resources Development Act that will reform the Corps and force it to consider global warming in prioritizing projects.

Contact your Senators today to ask them to make sure the Corps takes the threats posed by global warming into account.

Although natural disasters like Hurricane Katrina cannot be avoided, we can reduce their impacts by protecting wetlands, factoring in global warming and reforming the Army Corps of Engineers.

This week, the Senate has the opportunity to prevent damage like that caused by Hurricane Katrina by passing the “Kerry-Feingold Global Warming Amendment” and the “Feingold-McCain Prioritization Amendment” to S. 1248, the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA).

These amendments will modernize the Army Corps of Engineers so that it will spend taxpayer dollars more responsibly and protect and enhance the environment.

Please don’t delay – contact your Senators now about this week’s upcoming vote!

Once you’ve sent your message, please forward this email on to your friends and family and ask them to join you in contacting their Senators.

Thank you again for your support.


Julie Waterman

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