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FYI....Deb

 

 

Debra L. Sachs, Director 
Alliance for Climate Action 
585 Pine Street 
Burlington, VT  05401 
802-865-7330 
802-865-7500 Fax 
802-658-8487 (Hm Office) 

 

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From: Bill Burtis [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 11:59 AM
To: 'Bill Burtis'; 'Sue Jones'; 'Chris Zurcher'; 'Marc Breslow'; 'Michael Charney'; 'Don Strait'; 'Lynn Stoddard'; 'Roger Stephenson'; 'Christine Vanderlan'; Debra Sachs; 'Lisa Mercurio'
Cc: 'Mark Hays'; 'Judy Berk'; 'Matt Prindiville'
Subject: RE: Duma passed the accord

 

As some of you may have just heard, the upper house of the Russian parliament will vote Wednesday.

 

Bill Burtis

Clean Air - Cool Planet

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From: Bill Burtis [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 11:03 AM
To: 'Sue Jones'; 'Chris Zurcher'; 'Marc Breslow'; 'Michael Charney'; 'Don Strait'; 'Lynn Stoddard'; 'Roger Stephenson'; 'Christine Vanderlan'; 'Deb Sachs'; 'Lisa Mercurio'
Cc: 'Mark Hays'; 'Judy Berk'; 'Matt Prindiville'
Subject: Duma passed the accord

 

The Duma passed the accord 334-73.

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3943727.stm

 

Bill Burtis

Clean Air - Cool Planet

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From: Sue Jones [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 9:53 AM
To: Bill Burtis; Judy Berk
Cc: Mark Hays; Judy Berk; Matt Prindiville
Subject: RE: Key Talking Points on Russian Kyoto Ratification @ Duma expectedtomorrow

 

Bill, will you let us know as soon as the Duma has acted?  (I've got the most time this morning before 1:00....)

 

Thanks, Sue

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Bill Burtis [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
        Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 3:23 PM
        To: 'Judy Berk'; Sue Jones
        Cc: Mark Hays; Judy Berk; Matt Prindiville
        Subject: RE: Key Talking Points on Russian Kyoto Ratification @ Duma expectedtomorrow

        Thanks, Judy.

         

        I'd like to suggest - and I will call Misty, since I talk with her fairly frequently, and perhaps Meredith (Your call on that.) - they could talk to Oakhurst Dairy, Colby College, and University of Southern Maine about actions on the ground.  Others I know about they could talk with would include Timberland and Shaw's, I guess.

         

        Also, I'd planned on sending the national media advisory to media reps with local sources included.  What do you think? 

         

        Bill

         

        Bill Burtis

        Clean Air - Cool Planet

	
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        From: Judy Berk [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
        Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 3:07 PM
        To: [log in to unmask]
        Cc: [log in to unmask]; work; Bill Burtis; Matt Prindiville
        Subject: Key Talking Points on Russian Kyoto Ratification @ Duma expectedtomorrow

         

        Sue,
	
        Here are some key talking points gleaned from stuff sent by Bill Burtis (Thank you Bill!).   Sue, I'd suggest you polish as you like and once we hear tomorrow that the Duma has succeeded call:
	
        AP  800-585-4656 - ask for Dave Sharp or Jerry Harkavy
        BDN 800-432-7964 - Misty Edgecomb
        PPH 800--442-6036-3-6332 - Meredith Goad
        MPR 800-884-1717- Susan Chisholm or Keith Shortall (or anyone)
	
        Thank all!
	
        Key Talking Points on Russian Ratification: 
	
        (FYI - Northeast states have agreement more aggressive than Kyoto; many states have action plans or are in formulation.)
	
        The international treaty to reduce global warming pollution will now go into effect, thanks to today's ratification by the Russian Duma.  
	
        The United States is the largest laggard in policies to reduce global warming pollution, while Maine, New England and the rest of the world move forward.  
	
        States, corporations, communities and campuses in the Northeast have taken a leadership role to reduce global warming pollution, creating a path to follow.  
	
        The new worldwide global warming pact sends a clear signal that responsible businesses should start planning (most responsible have started acting) for reductions and seek business opportunities in solution technologies and services.
	
        Questions we may get:
	
        Q: How does the US re-engage and what is the next step?   
        A: Focus domestically: The first step is to get our act together at home, which means passing a mandatory cap on global warming pollution like Senator McCain and Liebermanıs Climate Stewardship Act.  Mandatory caps at home will give us the credibility to go back internationally and find a way to come back in.  
	
        Q: Isnıt the Kyoto Protocol too weak to do what is needed and so itıs too late anyway?  
        A: Kyoto will reduce global warming pollution, which is a crucial first step.  If we miss this first step, it will be vastly more expensive to deal with the growing problem in future.  Kyoto also puts in place the structure needed to secure more reductions in the future.  
	
        Q: The rest of world has agreed to harm their economies with Kyoto, why should the US?  
        A: The cost of McCain Lieberman would only be $20/ household/ year in 2010.  Other countries have seen that Kyoto is very doable.  McCain Lieberman caps are even less ambitious, but they are a needed first step and the costs are minimal (hold up $20 bill).  
	
        Judy Berk
        232 Beech Hill Rd.
        Northport, Maine 04849
        ph- 207-338-6690
        fx- 207-338-9859
        e- [log in to unmask]

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