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Blue Ribbon Alert, send a letter

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by mudfanatic, Aug 23, 2000.

  1. mudfanatic

    mudfanatic 1/2 ton status

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    *** BLUERIBBON ALERT *** BLUERIBBON ALERT *** BLUERIBBON ALERT ***

    Dear Subscriber:

    IF YOU CALL/WRITE YOUR SENATOR NOW YOU CAN PROTECT AMERICA'S SOVEREIGNTY

    Currently the U.S. has over 51 million acres in 47 Biosphere Reserves and 20
    World Heritage Sites. Millions of acres of private property are included in
    this total. For example, private landowners outside Yellowstone National Park
    (which is both a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve) were prevented
    from developing a gold mine partially because a committee of unelected United
    Nations bureaucrats declared the park "in danger" due to the proposed mine.
    Snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park was also cited as a reason for
    declaring the park "in danger"

    S. 510, (introduced by Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Colorado) would protect
    national sovereignty and private property rights by requiring congressional
    approval before these areas can be designated. It also requires consent from
    private landowners before even one acre of their property can be included in
    these areas. A companion version of S. 510 has already passed the House by a
    large margin. Now it's the Senate's turn to hold unelected United Nations
    bureaucrats accountable. S. 510 currently has 19 cosponsors.

    Here is what you need to do to get the Senate to pass S. 510:

    1. Ask your two Senators to sign on as a co-sponsors of S. 510, if they have
    not already done so.

    2. Ask your Senators to ask Senator Murkowski, Chairman of the Senate Energy
    and Natural Resources Committee to mark S. 510 up as soon as possible.

    3. Ask your Senators to ask Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott to bring S.
    510 to the floor for a vote before the 106th Congress adjourns.

    S.. 510 CURRENT COSPONSORS
    Sen. Wayne Allard (CO)
    Sen John Ashcroft (MO)
    Sen Jim Bunning (KY)
    Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (CO, Sponsor)
    Sen Larry E. Craig (ID)
    Sen Michael D. Crapo (ID)
    Sen Michael B. Enzi (WY)
    Sen Slade Gorton (WA)
    Sen Rod Grams (MN)
    Sen Chuck Hagel (NE)
    Sen Jesse Helms (NC)
    Sen Y. Tim Hutchinson (AR)
    Sen Jon Kyl (AZ)
    Sen Trent Lott (MI)
    Sen Frank H. Murkowski (AK)
    Sen Jeff Sessions (AL)
    Sen Richard C. Shelby (AL)
    Sen Bob Smith (NH)
    Sen Ted Stevens (AK)
    Sen Craig Thomas (WY)

    SEE ENCLOSED SAMPLE LETTER

    WRITE YOUR SENATOR AT:
    Senator _________
    United States Senate
    Washington, DC 20510

    CALL YOUR SENATOR AT:
    202-224-3121
    (Capitol Switchboard)

    Thanks!

    Adena Cook, Public Lands Director
    Phone: 208-524-3062; Fax: 208-524-2836
    e-mail: bradena@sharetrails.org

    _____________

    SAMPLE LETTER

    Date:

    Dear Senator ____________:

    I am writing you to ask that you cosponsor S. 510, the "American Land
    Sovereignty Protection Act." S. 510 is a vital step in protecting the
    sovereignty of our nation and the private property rights of all citizens. A
    similar bill, H.R. 883, passed the House on May 20, 1999, by a voice vote.
    H.R. 883 had 183 cosponsors.

    I am concerned about the lack of Congressional oversight over UNESCO
    international land designations in the U.S., primarily World Heritage Sites
    and Biosphere Reserves. These international land designations have been
    created with virtually no congressional oversight, no hearings, and in the
    case of biosphere reserves no legislative authority. The citizens of the
    United States have been left out of the domestic process to designate
    Biosphere Reserves and World Heritage Sites.

    S. 510 will: (1) prevent the Executive Branch from using international land
    reserve designations to guide domestic land use policies without consulting
    Congress, (2) restore meaningful Congressional oversight of these programs,
    (3) protect the rights of owners of non-federal lands adjacent to or
    intermixed with these land reserves, and (4) protect our domestic land use
    decision-making process from international interference.

    I encourage you to cosponsor S. 510. I am also requesting that you ask
    Chairman Murkowski to mark S. 510 up as soon as possible in the Senate Energy
    and Natural Resources Committee and ask Senate Majority Leader Lott to bring
    S. 510 to the floor for a vote before the 106th Congress adjourns.

    Sincerely,
    (your name & address)

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  2. CBLAZER81

    CBLAZER81 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks again Mud!One good thing is that both from Colorado are already on the list.

    Chuck Dirks
    Colorado,USA
     

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