Sierra Club: The Planet--July/August 1996
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The Planet
1995 Timeline

January
104th Congress begins. GOP leaders translate the Contract With America into legislation. Sierra Club develops plan to expose Contract as a War on the Environment and a "Polluter's Bill of Rights."
February
Club rebuilds Activist Network. Media starts portraying the Contract as anti-environmental.
March
Club kicks off Environmental Bill of Rights mobilization, declaring that every American has the right to a safe and healthy environment.
April
Earth Day 1995: Celebration or Wake?
May
Club Launches Drive to "Save our Summer." U.S. Faces Hottest Season on Record.
June
Clinton's first veto dissolves into 1995's most bitter disappointment [signing recessions bill with salvage logging rider].
July
Signs of Hope: The media steps up coverage of the War on the Environment; Clinton makes veto promises
August
Nationwide, Club members rally for clean water, endangered species and wild places.
September
Club honors outstanding volunteers and kicks off a new grassroots organizing plan.
October
Citizen outrage prompts GOP leaders to try "greenwashing" their public image.
November
Veni, Vici, Veto: Clinton wields veto pen as Club delivers more than 1 million signatures on the EBR [Environmental Bill of Rights] to Congress.
December
Club calls for eco-votes to continue; gears up to green Congress in 1996.

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