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New administration's plans.

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by bigjbear, Feb 26, 2001.

  1. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    New administration\'s plans.

    Just because Bush got elected does not mean we can rest.

    Subj: Congressman Cannon's Update On Monuments
    Date: 2/23/01 9:32:33 PM Eastern Standard Time
    From: postmaster@monumentpetition.com
    Sender: david@ns1.cfourusa.com
    To: update@monumentpetition.com



    February 23, 2001

    Dear Monument Petition Signer;

    Because there have been a number of significant developments in the past
    week, I want to update you on our efforts to deal with the "dark of
    night monuments" our former President set up to create a legacy for
    himself. We appreciate your signing the petition to President Bush at
    www.monumentpetition.com to establish a blue ribbon commission to review
    these designations.

    Last week I met with new Interior Secretary Gale Norton and discussed
    creating this commission with her. She liked the idea and was impressed
    that so many thousands of you have signed this petition. We will
    continue this discussion in more detail after she gets settled in.

    I am particularly pleased that Chad Calvert, former Executive Director
    of the House Western Caucus, was with us in this meeting. Chad has just
    been appointed as the acting Congressional Liaison for the Interior
    Department. Since I am the Vice Chair of the Caucus, I have a long
    working relationship with him. I know that he will be helpful in making
    sure that creating this commission is carefully considered along with
    all of the other concerns that I and others in Congress have about these
    monuments.

    Since our meeting, Secretary Norton has provided additional details on
    the likely direction the Bush Administration will take. While it is
    clear that no final decision has been made, she indicated that President
    Bush probably would not try to undue any of the Clinton monuments.
    Instead, she said the Administration would look at adjusting monument
    boundaries and redirecting management plans to be more responsive to
    local problems and other concerns.

    Last week I also met with House Resources Committee Chair Jim Hansen and
    the committee Chief of Staff, Allen Freemyer. Jim has made it clear
    that he will let each congressman with a Clinton monument in his
    district decide how to proceed. However, since some monuments are
    creating greater problems than others, we've agreed that we should meet
    as a group. Creating a blue ribbon commission also will be a focus of
    that meeting.

    I will keep you informed of our progress on the monument issue.
    No matter which strategy emerges, solving the problem of these Clinton
    monuments will be a very tough fight. The environmental groups have been
    drumming up opposition to doing anything about these monuments since
    Gale Norton's confirmation hearings. I am convinced that winning will
    take some creative and innovative approaches as well as a lot of old
    fashioned hard work.

    I will also keep you informed about another very tough fight, one that
    will have a direct impact on how successful we can be in dealing with
    these monument problems. That fight will be over passing legislation to
    explore for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). In terms
    of reorienting our thinking and policy direction on how we use our
    natural resources, I think this will be the "mother of all battles."

    Of course, the fight to open ANWR also has broader economic
    implications. In the short run, winning it matters a great deal to the
    many Americans burdened with high energy prices and dealing with
    shortages of electricity. But in the longer run, the outcome will
    directly affect the strength and resiliency of our economy and our
    ability as a nation to compete successfully in the 21st century.

    Thanks again for your support!

    Chris Cannon
    House Western Caucus Vice Chair

    P.S. Please forward this update to others you think would be interested.

    ---------------------------------------



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  2. Dragworm

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    Re: New administration\'s plans.

    It always amazes me how the eastern liberals love telling Westerners how to use their land while simultaneously polluting their waterways and land.

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     
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    Re: New administration\'s plans.

    What the hell Easterners are you talking about? Do you think the representatives in DC are born there?

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    Re: New administration\'s plans.

    Usually the individuals trying to limit access to western lands are eastern liberals from New York etc. that look at the west as nothing more than a postcard to be kept "pristine" by limiting development and access without taking into consideration owners' rights. There are some western, northern, southern etc. tree hugger nuts that are also proponents but it's usually the eastern congressmen, senators etc. who are proponents of land use restrictions while western reps., sens. and governors try to keep the land open and their economies humming. Not pissing on anyone's state, territory or anything else it's just a fact that most liberals are in the northeastern big cities.

    So, which one of you is the brains of the operation?
    To tell you the truth it's not exactly a "brains" type operation.
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

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    Re: New administration\'s plans.

    Funny the knuckle head that created this farce was from Oklahoma......Don't know where your get that easterner stuff from. And you need to look full left coast at CAL because they helped push this crud on the rest of the country also. All them hippie's children out west with "save the horny toad" crud, "No more Damn's because of this" etc. Well at least they are falling out of favor now with people sitting in the dark in the middle of winter because of lack of powerin CAL. Wait till summer when they can't run their A/C.
    No you look at the Voting Demographics and you will see that the Coasts voted Democrat and the central states voted Republican. It wasn't so much east-west. Just so happens the coasts are where most of the BIG cities are where it's an easy sell untrue ideas to house wives that will never visit a mid western or central US forest that we got to save the world, send money. The sad reality is they don't understand how it effects those of us that actully visit such places and how twisted and untrue the eco nazi's say the problem is. They just see the pictures that have been selected showing small areas of trouble point a finger and lead people to believe the problem is out of control and the world will end tomorrow.
    It's a "Sky is falling issue" that the Eco Nazi's sold in big cites to get votes and money. Then they get Eco Nazi Forest rangers working against the original intent of the forest that activly side themselves with the Eco Extreem and cost the very tax payer's that fund thier paycheck by fueling friviouls lawsuit's against the FS/BLM costing taxpayer money and locking us out of the very land that they are supose to manage for ALL citizens to enjoy.
    No this is not a east Verse West issue this is a big city with no idea of the turth verses the rural live off the land people. Just so happens there is a higher concentration of big city's on the eastern side. Atlanta is a prime example. The 2 major counties that make up that actual city of Atlanta voted Gore and for the most part the rest of the state that is mostly rural voted Bush.
    Stop the East vs West BS and see the truth, It's dense population centers with blinders on vs's the Rural. They are trying to make amends for the over population of big city's because they were mislead by years of extreemist working against the rest of the country. It also didn't hurt that the Democrats side big buisness with tax cuts and uneven taxation that are also located in high population centers did it?

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    Re: New administration\'s plans.

    Thank you Grim!!

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