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Call Senator Boxer Right Now…

5:55 PM PST on February 3, 2009

Barbara Boxer and infamous global warming denier James Inhofe will
present an amendment to the Senate stimulus plan that could funnel as
much as $50 billion in additional funding to highways, Streetsblog has
learned. Friends of the Earth tells
us that Boxer's staff confirmed she will introduce the amendment, which
could bring the total for highways close to $80 billion, exactly the
figure Inhofe demanded last week in a letter to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. 

amendment is expected within the hour, according to Kate McMahon of
Friends of the Earth. Inhofe press director Marc Morano didn't deny the
number, but said "a lot is going on today and I'll confirm with you

Both Friends of the Earth and Environmental
Defense are sending action alerts to their activists, the first
suggesting calls to Boxer, the second urging constituents to contact
their own Senators to demand a "No" vote on the amendment.

Stay tuned for more information.

EDF action alert here.

Friends of the Earth action alert:

The U.S. Senate is working on its economic stimulus package today. Already,the bill includes $27 billion that can be used to build unnecessary new roads,despite the fact that such spending will create fewer jobs than investments inclean transportation projects. New roads will also lead to more global warmingpollution and oil consumption.

Last week we had a victory in the Houseof Representatives when we increased funding for clean transportation by $3billion. Unfortunately, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is threatening to undo thatprogress.

Senator Boxer is planning to propose an amendment today thatwould add another $50 billion in new road funding to the stimulus. Such anamendment would undermine President Obama's goal of a "green" stimulus andrepresent a huge setback in the fight against global warming.

We needyour help to change Senator Boxer's mind. Please call her office NOW at202-224-3553 and ask her to NOT offer this amendment.

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