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Blue Ribbon RED ALERT!

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by Gold Rush, Feb 22, 2000.

  1. Gold Rush

    Gold Rush 1/2 ton status

    Feb 17, 2000
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    Just passing this along in case you don't already receive it...


    Dear Subscriber:

    In October of 1999, President Clinton announced his Roadless Initiative, a
    royal edict that could lock up between 40 and 60 million acres of National
    Forest lands (for details, visit our site at http://www.sharetrails.org;
    look for the "Clinton/Gore 'Roadless' Lock-Out link).

    The President's recent announcement is particularly troublesome. It is a
    front-loaded process that caters to the anti-recreation extremists who want
    all our public land locked up.

    Forest Service hearings on the Clinton Roadless Initiative late last year
    were a sham. Agency personnel conducting the meetings were unable to answer
    questions about the potential impact on local recreation areas. The process
    is clearly being rushed for political reasons to garner green advocacy
    group support for Al Gore. We must block this Clinton/Gore Wilderness

    The real issue is about public access to public lands. The Clinton/Gore
    directive attacks recreation on, and access to, our national forests. It's
    obviously intended to set the stage for massive new Wilderness designations.

    We know this initiative is being driven by green extremists who've made it
    clear they want you kept out of the back country.

    We need your help to send a strong message to Congress that they need to
    look into these abuses. Please visit Senator Larry Craig's website
    [http://www.senate.gov/~craig/] and copy/paste the pre-prepared statement
    seeking a congressional hearing (at the bottom of this email). Senator Craig
    supports recreation access and chairs the Senate subcommittee with
    jurisdiction over the Forest Service. He will use your letter to make our
    case for a Congressional hearing to other members of Congress.

    Feel free to add your own commentary, or re-write the comments to make this
    request in your own words. The important thing is that you GET INVOLVED.and
    that you let Larry Craig know that you want this hearing!

    Clark L. Collins
    Executive Director
    BlueRibbon Coalition
    STEP 1. Set your browser to:

    STEP 2. Click on "Send Me an Email"

    STEP 3. Fill out the sender information.

    STEP 4. Select "Environment" or "Other" as the topic

    STEP 5. Copy/paste the text below into the box provided for the body of your
    message. Add your own wording if you wish.

    STEP 6. Click on "Submit Information"
    The Honorable Larry Craig, Chair
    U.S. Senate Committee on Forests and Public Land Management
    Washington, D.C. 20510

    Dear Senator Craig:

    Please consider a Senate hearing on the U.S. Forest Service's handling of
    the Clinton Roadless Initiative. The public meetings that the Forest Service
    held on this proposal were hastily scheduled, with insufficient public
    notice. The public had little opportunity to become educated and respond
    before the comment period was over. I am very disturbed that no comment
    period extension was granted.


    David 75K5
  2. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

    Feb 17, 2000
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    I did it!

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