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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 6, 2001
3:27 PM
CONTACT:  Sierra Club
Eric Uram 608-257-4994 or 608-347-8008
Wisconsin Sierra Club Greets President Bush with Baseball Cards
Strikes out on arsenic, global warming and oil drilling
 
MILWAUKEE - April 6 - Fans at Miller Park today will see President George W. Bush throw out the first pitch -- and they'll receive collectors' baseball cards spotlighting Bush's record of striking out on the environment. Sierra Club volunteers will be handing out the baseball cards to fans as they arrive because people in Milwaukee deserve to know President Bush's score on protecting our air and water and the environment.

"These cards ask President Bush to quit dropping the call on protecting our environment, our families, and our future," said Penny Bernard Schaber, chair of the Sierra Club Wisconsin Chapter. "Bush is striking out on clean water, clean air, and protecting the Great Lakes."

The cards highlight recent Bush decisions to: -- reject sensible clean up of cancer-causing arsenic in drinking water -- break his promise to reduce global warming air pollution, and -- move forward on his support for oil drilling in fragile lands that America treasures, like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, western public lands, and perhaps even the Great Lakes.

"Bush is switch hitting on the environment, promising to protect our environment but instead weakening safeguards for arsenic in our drinking water and allowing more global warming air pollution," said Steve Schutz, chair of the Sierra Club Milwaukee Group. "We drink the water from Lake Michigan and the Great Lakes. President Bush should fight to keep oil pollution out of our water, not put it at risk. The mining, chemical and utility industries that donated millions to President Bush's campaign got what they paid for."

  See the card at http://www.sierraclub.org/politics/bush/

For more information, please call Eric Uram in Wisconsin at 608-257-4994 or 608-347-8008. A limited number of cards are available in Washington, DC for journalists by calling David Willett at 202-675-6698.

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