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The Stakes are High for Appalachia as the Fight Moves to the Senate
Late Friday night and into the wee hours of Saturday morning, the long-anticipated assault on clean air and clean water laws began in the House of Representatives. At 4:39AM on Saturday morning, Republicans passed their bill with zero Democratic support, and only three Republican dissenters (Jones (NC), Flake (AZ), Campbell (CA).We know it's early in the year, but what Representative Bachus just voted on earns him our APJ award, for now. 'Yea' to unabated Mountaintop Removal, 'Yea' to no regulations on toxic coal ash, 'Yea' to filling mountain valleys and streams with coal waste, 'Nay' to stricter regulations on clean water in these communities. In other words, yes to big coal (especially Alabama Power) and no to the people's right's to live in clean environments.
And since Bachus fancies himself a good Conservative Baptist, maybe he can explain to whatever God he bows to (besides Wall St. and big business) why he is for such catastrophic destruction of 'what God has created.' Perhaps his own personal Jesus doesn't teach anything about respecting the earth and your fellow neighbor--religion after all is just a sometimes wearable coat that spends most of its time draped across a dusty chair between elections when it comes to Southern republicans.
Who's buying Bachus
Top 10 Contributing Zip Codes
Washington, DC 20005 $134,600
Washington, DC 20004 $105,100
Washington, DC 20036 $102,248
Birmingham, AL 35223 $72,750
Washington, DC 20006 $70,687
Mc Lean, VA 22102 $56,150
Washington, DC 20001 $54,500
Birmingham, AL 35213 $30,750
Birmingham, AL 35242 $30,650
Alexandria, VA 22314 $30,500
Spencer Bachus received 89% of campaign contributions ($1,991,099) from outside his district.
Clearly this mouse of a man (have you seen him?) is not an Alabama candidate as much as he is a big business bought-and-paid-forJackhole. Visit I Love Mountains.org and see how your Representative voted and give them all the hell they can carry for their vote on this.
We believe Bachus needs an earful from you citizens in Alabama and encourage you to call his office and tell him what you think of his heinous actions on HR 1:
Representative Spencer Bachus