Right now there are 148 riders on various appropriation bills that, if turned into law, will badly damage basic environmental and public-health protections. I am asking you to reject ANY spending bills or other legislation that have such riders on them. We need healthy people to be a strong country! We need a healthy environment to have healthy people. And WE the VOTERS deserve transparency. Using riders to pass unpopular measures is sneaky and wrong. As our senator it is imperative that you reject appropriations bills containing riders that weaken environmental safeguards. Thank you.