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Red_Chili
01-07-2009, 09:31 AM
Action items are toward the top. Thankfully.

Land Rights Network
American Land Rights Association
PO Box 400 - Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 - Fax: 360-687-2973
E-mail: alra@pacifier.com (alra%40pacifier.com)
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org (http://www.landrights.org/)
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE - Washington, DC 20003

Senator Harry Reid To Re-introduce Omnibus Land Grab Bill January 5th or
6th.

We do not have a bill number yet. Refer to it in your calls as the Omnibus
Federal Lands Bill.

You must call your Senators and your Congressman. All Senators may be
called at (202) 224-3121. All Congressmen may be called at (202) 225-3121.
They must know in no uncertain terms that rural America opposes this massive
Wilderness and land grab bill.

150 Bill Omnibus Federal Land Grab Bill Is Back

You must act, call, fax, and e-mail both your Senators and your Congressman
until Congress leaves town.

Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) Selling You Out On Omnibus Lands Bill

-----Look at press release by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) at the end of the
e-mail.

-----This bill is one of the largest land grabs in history. Just one bill,
the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) covers 26 million acres
and will lock you out of BLM multiple-use and energy lands. It will add
dozens of new National Heritage Areas that will eventually be a land use
control noose around the necks of local people and rural America.

You can see a map of the National Landscape Conservation System at
www.landrights.org.

Senator Diane Feinstein plans to add 6,000,000 more acres to it on the floor
of the Senate.

Majority Leader Harry Reid is buying votes by putting every bill he can find
in the package to buy off opposing Senators. Senator Mike Crapo of Idaho is
helping Harry Reid, Democrat Majority Leader in the Senate. Has your
Senator sold his heart and soul?

Senator Crapo is planning to vote for the bill and is leading the charge to
get other Senators to vote for it.

He tried to sell us out on the Endangered Species Act a number of years ago
and we stopped him. Now we must do it again.

It appears you cannot trust Senator Mike Crapo's heart to protect your
private property and access and use of Federal lands.

-----Action Items:

-----1. You must deluge Senator Crapo's office with calls. (202) 224-6142.

-----2. Forward this e-mail to your entire e-mail list nationally.

-----3. Call both your Senators (202-224-3121) and Congressman
(202-225-3121) to ask them how they will vote on the Omnibus Federal Lands
Bill. If they won't tell you, you can assume they are going to vote for it.
Their phones must not stop ringing. Ask for their fax and e-mail address.

-----4. E-mail and fax both your Senators and your Congressman opposing the
Omnibus Federal Lands Bill.

-----5. Call your friends and neighbors to urge them to call, fax and
e-mail Senator Crapo to get him to drop his support for the Omnibus Federal
Lands Bill.

-----6. Deluge Crapo's local offices in Idaho. (208) 455-0360, (208)
664-5490, (208) 522-9779, (208) 743-1492, (208) 236-6775, (208) 734-2515.
His phones must not stop ringing.

-----7. Deluge Crapo's fax numbers:

Washington DC (202) 228-1375,
Idaho: (208) 334-9044, (208) 455-0358, (208) 664-0889, (208) 529-8367,
(208) 743-6484, (308) 236-6935, (208) 733-0414

-----8. Deluge Crapo's e-mail addresses. Here are the staff members you
should e-mail: Send an e-mail every day until the Lame Duck session ends.
(Don't be surprised if some e-mail addresses don't work. This is the end of
this Congress and staff is moving around to various offices. Let us know
which ones don't work. We'll send you additional addresses.)

susan_wheeler@crapo.senate.gov (susan_wheeler%40crapo.senate.gov); marques_chavez@crapo.senate.gov (marques_chavez%40crapo.senate.gov);
Lindsay_northern@crapo.senate.gov (Lindsay_northern%40crapo.senate.gov); Margaret_ballard@crapo.senate.gov (Margaret_ballard%40crapo.senate.gov);
Karen_brown@crapo.senate.gov (Karen_brown%40crapo.senate.gov); Kenneth_flanz@crapo.senate.gov (Kenneth_flanz%40crapo.senate.gov);
staci_Lancaster@crapo.senate.gov (staci_Lancaster%40crapo.senate.gov); Linda_Norris@crapo.senate.gov (Linda_Norris%40crapo.senate.gov);
craig_Ferguson@crapo.senate.gov (craig_Ferguson%40crapo.senate.gov); Katie_oppenheim@crapo.senate.gov (Katie_oppenheim%40crapo.senate.gov);
gregg_Richard@crapo.senate.gov (gregg_Richard%40crapo.senate.gov); kelly_cecchetini@crapo.senate.gov (kelly_cecchetini%40crapo.senate.gov);

Tell him to oppose the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill (right now it is HR 5151
but that could change in the Lame Duck session of Congress.)

-----9. You'll notice that Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) has bills in the
Omnibus Federal Lands bill too. He is actively supporting the bill. You
also need to call his office and oppose the bill. But Crapo is the real bad
seed. He is lobbying for the bill and pushing other Senators to pass it.

Call Mike Simpson at (202) 225-5531
Fax: (202) 225-8216
E-mail addresses: Lindsay.slater@mail.house.gov (Lindsay.slater%40mail.house.gov);
nicole.watts@mail.house.gov (nicole.watts%40mail.house.gov); miss.small@mail.house.gov (miss.small%40mail.house.gov);
shane.larson@mail.house.gov (shane.larson%40mail.house.gov)
megan.milam@mail.house.gov (megan.milam%40mail.house.gov)

This may be the largest land grab bill in the last 20 years.

Your immediate action by making calls, faxing, e-mailing your Senators and
Congressmen as well as your friends and neighbors is critical to stop this
bill.

Chuck Cushman
American Land Rights Association
(360) 687-3087
ccushman@pacifier.com (ccushman%40pacifier.com)

Background:

Giant 150 Bill Omnibus Federal Land Vote Nov 17 In Lame Duck

This is one of the largest land grab bills in history. Just one bill, the
National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) covers 26 million acres and
will lock you out of BLM multiple-use and energy lands.

Senator Diane Feinstein plans to add 6,000,000 more acres to it on the floor
of the Senate.

Bills Included In Omnibus Federal Lands Bill For Senate Vote. It May Be HR
5151 or Some Other Bill Number.

Description of the bill: Senate Bill - Senate Bill Sponsor - House Bill -
House Sponsor:

Wild Monongahela Wilderness: S 2851-Byrd (D-WV) - HR 5151 - Rahall (D-WV)
VA Ridge & Valley Wilderness: S 570 - Warner (R-VA) - HR 1011 - Boucher
(D-VA)
Mt. Hood Wilderness, OR: S 647 - Wyden (D-OR) - HR 6290 - Blumenauer (D-OR)
Copper Salmon Wilderness, OR: S 2034 - Wyden (D-OR) - HR 3513 - DeFazio
(D-OR)
Cascade-Siskiyou Natl Monument, OR: S 2379 - Smith (R-OR)
Owyhee Public Land Management: S 2833 - Crapo (R-ID)
Sabinoso Wilderness, NM: HR 2632 - T. Udall (D-NM)
Pictured Rocks Natl Lakeshore Wilderness: S 3017 - Levin (D-MI)
OR Badlands Wilderness: S 3088 - Wyden (D-OR)
Spring Basin Wilderness, OR: S 3089 - Wyden (D-OR)
E. Sierra & Northern San Gabriel Wilderness, CA: S 3069 - Boxer (D-CA) - HR
6156 - McKeon (R-CA)
Riverside Cnty Wilderness, CA: S 2109 - Boxer (D-CA) - HR 3682 - Bono Mack
(R-CA)
Sequoia & Kings Canyon Natl Parks Wilderness, CA: S 1774 -
Boxer (D-CA) - HR 3022 - Costa (D-CA)
Rocky Mountain Natl Park Wilderness, CO: S 1380 - Salazar (D-CO) - HR 2334
- M Udall (D-CO)

***Natl Landscape Conservation System (NLCS): S 1139 - Bingaman (D-NM) - HR
2016 - Grijalva (D-AZ) (26 million acres)

Prehistoric Trackways Natl Monument: S 275 - Bingaman (D-NM)
Ft Stanton-Snowy River Cave Natl Conservation Area: S 260 - Domenici (R-NM)
- HR 1989 - Pearce (R-NM)
Snake River Birds of Prey Natl Conservation Area: S 262 - Craig (R-ID) - HR
3734 - Simpson (R-ID)
Dominguez-Escalante Natl Conservation Area: S 3065 - Salazar (D-CO) - HR
6162 - Salazar (D-CO)
Rio Puerco Watershed Management Program: S 1940 - Bingaman (D-NM) Land
Conveyances & Exchanges
Carson City, NV land conveyances: S 3606 - Reid (D-NV)
Southern NV limited transition area conveyance: S 1377 - Reid (D-NV) - HR
2299 - Heller (R-NV)
NV Cancer Institute land conveyance: S 758 - Ensign (R-NV) - HR 1311 -
Berkley (D-NV)
Turnabout Ranch land conveyance, UT: S 832 - Hatch (R-UT) - HR 3575 -
Matheson (D- UT)
Boy Scouts land exchange, UT: S 900 - Hatch (R-UT) - HR 6097 - Matheson
(D-UT)
Douglas County, WA, land conveyance: HR 523 - Hastings (R-WA)
Twin Falls, ID, land conveyance: S 2354 - Crapo (R-ID) - HR 4184 - Simpson
(R-ID)
Sunrise Mountain Instant Study Area release, NV: S 2898 - Reid (D-NV) - HR
816 - Porter (R-NV)
Park City, UT, land conveyance: S 532 - Hatch (R-UT) - HR 828 - Bishop
(R-UT)
Release of revisionary interest in certain lands in Reno, NV: S 2443 -
Ensign (R-NV) - HR 2246 - Heller (R-NV)
Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians of the Tuolumne Rancheria: HR 3490 -
Radanovich (R-CA)
Watershed Restoration & Enhancement: S 232 - Wyden (D-OR)
Wildland Firefighter Safety: S 1152 - Cantwell (D-WA) - HR 4832 - M Udall
(D-CO)
WY Range: S 2229 - Barrasso (R-WY)

Land Conveyances & Exchanges:
Land conveyance to City of Coffman Cove, AK: S 202 - Murkowski (R-AK) - HR
831- D Young (R-AK)
Beaverhead-Deerlodge Natl Forest land conveyance, MT: S 2124 - Baucus
(D-MT) - HR 3702 - Rehberg (R-MT)
Sante Fe Natl Forest; Pecos NHP Land exchange: S 216 - Bingaman (D-NM)
Sante Fe Natl Forest Land Conveyance, NM: S 1939 - Bingaman
Kittitas Cnty, WA, land conveyance: S 2601 - Cantwell (D-WA) - HR 1285 -
Hastings (R-WA)
Mammoth Community Water District use restrictions: HR 356 - McKeon (R-CA)
Land conveyance, Wasatch-Cache Natl Forest, UT: HR 3473 - Bishop (R-UT)
Boundary adj, Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness: S 1802 - Craig
(R-ID)
Sandia Pueblo land exchange technical amend: Bingaman (D-NM)
CO Northern Front Range Study: S 2508 - Salazar (D-CO) - HR 903 - M Udall
(D-CO)
Forest Landscape Restoration: S 2593 - Bingaman (D-NM) - HR 5263 - Grijalva
(D-AZ)

Additions to the Natl & Wild Scenic Rivers System
Fossil Creek, AZ NWSR: S 86 - McCain (R-AZ) - HR 199 - Renzi (R-AZ)
Snake River Headwaters, WY NWSR: S 1281 - Thomas (R-WY)
Taunton River, MA NWSR: S 868 - Kennedy (D-MA) - HR 415 Frank (D-MA)

Wild & Scenic Rivers Studies
Missisquoi & Trout Rivers Study NWSR: S 2093 - Leahy (D-VT) - HR 3667 -
Welch (D-VT)

Additions to the Natl Trails System
AZ Natl Scenic Trail: S 1304 - McCain (R-AZ) - HR 2297 - Giffords (D-AZ)
New England Natl Scenic Trail: S 923 - Kerry (D-MA) - HR 1528 - Olver
(D-MA)
Ice Age Floods Natl Geologic Trail: S 268 - Cantwell (D-WA) - HR 450 -
Hastings (R-WA)
WA-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route NHT: S 686 - Lieberman (ID-CT) - HR 1286
- Hinchey (D-NY)
Pacific NW Natl Scenic Trail: S 2943 - Cantwell (D-WA) - HR 5926 - Dicks
(D-WA)
Trail of Tears Natl Historic Trail: HR 5335 - Wamp (R-TN)

Natl Trail System Amendments
Natl Trails System willing seller authority: S 169 - Allard (R-CO)
Revision of feasibility & suitability studies of existing NHT: S 580 -
Hatch (R-UT) - HR 1336 - Blumenauer (D-OR)
Chisholm Trail & Great Western Trails Studies: S 2255 - Hutchison (R-TX) -
HR 2849 - Cole (R-OK)
Coop Watershed Management Program: S 3085 - Tester (D-MT)
Competitive Status for Federal Employees in AK: S 1433 - Murkowski (R-AK)
Management of the Baca Natl Wildlife Refuge: S 127 - Allard (R-CO) - HR
1658 - Salazar (D-CO)
Paleontological Resources Preservation: S 320 - Akaka (D-HI) - HR 554 -
McGovern (D-MA)
Izembek Natl Wildlife Refuge Land Exchange: S 1680 - Murkowski (R-AK) - HR
2801 - D Young (R-AK)
Wolf Livestock Loss Demonstration Project: S 2875 - Tester (D-MT)

Additions to the Natl Park System
Paterson Great Falls Natl Hist. Park, NJ: S 148 - Lautenberg (D-NJ) - HR
189 - Pascrell (D-NJ)
William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home Natl Hist. Site: S 245 - Pryor
(D-AR) - HR 5504 - Ross (D-AR)
River Raisin Natl Battlefield Park: S 3247 - Levin (D-MI) - Hr 6470 -
Dingell (D-MI)

Amendments to Existing Units of the Natl Park System
Funding for Keweenaw Natl Historical Park: S 189 - Levin (D-MI) - HR 3704 -
Stupak (D-MI)
Location of visitor & admin facilities for Weir Farm NHS: S 1247 -
Lieberman (ID-CT) - HR 1836 - Shays (R-CT)
Little River Canyon Natl Preserve boundary expansion: S 1961 - Sessions
(R-AL) - HR 5486 - Rogers (R-AL)
Hopewell Culture Natl Historical Park boundary expansion: S 1993 - Brown
(D-OH) - HR 2197 - Space (D-OH)
Jean LaFitte Natl Historical Park & Preserve boundary adj: S 783 - Landrieu
(D-LA) - HR 1387 - Melancon (D-LA)
Minute Man Natl Historical Park: S 2513 - Kennedy (D-MA) - HR 5853 -
Tsongas (D-MA) / HR 2815 - Meehan (D-MA)
Everglades Natl Park: S 2804 - Nelson (D-FL) / S 3340 - Martinez (R-FL) -
HR 5708 - Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL)
Kalaupapa Natl Historical Park: S 2502 - Akaka (D-HI) - HR 3332 - Hirono
(D- HI)
Boston Harbor Islands Natl Recreation Area: S 1365 - Kerry (D-MA)
Thomas Edison Natl Historical Park, New Jersey: S 2329 - Menendez (D-NJ) -
HR 2627 - Payne (D-NJ)
Women's Rights Natl Historical Park: S 1816 - Clinton (D-NY) - HR 3114 -
Slaughter (D-NY)
Martin Van Buren Natl Historical Site: S 2535 - Clinton (D-NY) - HR 3063 -
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Palo Alto Battlefield Natl Historical Park: S 3011 - Cornyn (R-TX) - HR
4828 - Ortiz (D-TX)
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace Natl Hist. Park: S 3226-Bunning (R-KY)
New River Gorge Natl River: HR 5137 - Rahall (D-WV)

Technical Corrections
Wright Bro.-Dunbar Natl Hist. Park, OH: HR 4199 - Turner (R-OH)
Fort Davis Natl Historic Site: HR 6176 - Rodriguez (D-TX)

Special Resource Studies
Walnut Canyon study: S 722 - McCain (R-AZ) - HR 1558 - Renzi (R-AZ) /
HR5751 - Pastor (D-AZ)
Tule Lake Segregation Center, CA: S 1476 - Feinstein (D-CA) - HR 2506 -
Doolittle (R-CA)
Estate Grange, St. Croix: S 1969 - Hatch (R-UT)
Harriet Beecher Stowe House, ME: S 662 - Snowe (R-ME)
Shepherdstown Battlefield, West VA: S 1633 - Byrd (D-WV)
Green McAdoo School, TN: S 2207 - Alexander (R-TN) - HR 2695 - Wamp (R-TN)
Harry S. Truman Birthplace, MO: HR 3998 - Grijalva (D-AZ)
Battle of Matewan special res. study: HR 3998 - Grijalva (D-AZ)
Butterfield Overland Trail: HR 3998 - Grijalva (D-AZ)
Cold War sites theme study: S 2561 - Reid (D-NV) - HR 5139 - Berkley (D-NV)
Battle of Camden, SC: S 3051 - Graham (R-SC) - HR 1674 - Spratt (D-SC)
Fort San Geronimo, Puerto Rico: S 3051 - Graham (R-SC) - HR 1545 - Fortuno
(R-PR)

Program Authorizations (Lots of new spending)
American Battlefield Protection Program: S 1921 - Webb (D-VA) - HR 2933 -
Miller (R-CA)
Preserve America Program: S 2262 - Domenici (R-NM) - HR 3981 - Miller
(D-NC)
Save America's Treasures Program: S 2262 - Domenici (R-NM) - HR 3981 -
Miller (D-NC)
Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program: S 3010 - Domenici (R-NM) - HR 6046
- Wilson (R-NM)
Natl Cave & Karst Research Institute: S 3096 - Bingaman (D-NM)

Advisory Commissions
Na Hoa Pili O Kaloko-Honokohau Advisory Commission: S 1728 - Akaka (D-HI)
Cape Cod Natl Seashore Advisory Commission: S 3158 - Kennedy (D-MA) - HR
6336 - Delahunt (D-MA)
Natl Park System Advisory Board: S 3158 - Kennedy (D-MA) - HR 6336 -
Delahunt (D-MA)
Concessions Management Advisory Board: S 3158 - Kennedy (D-MA) - HR 6336 -
Delahunt (D-MA)
St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission: S 2359 - Martinez (R-FL) - HR
4258 - Mica (R-FL)
Memorials - Reauthorization of memorial to M L K, Jr.: S 3607 - Burr (R-NC)

Designation of Natl Heritage Areas
Sangre de Cristo Natl Heritage Area, CO: S 443 - Salazar (D-CO) - HR 859 -
Salazar (D-CO)
Cache La Poudre River Natl Heritage Area, CO: S 128 - Allard (R-CO) - HR
591 - Musgrave (R-CO)
South Park Natl Heritage Area, CO: S 444 - Salazar (D-CO) - HR 3335 -
Lamborn (R-CO)
Northern Plains Natl Heritage Area, ND: S 2098 - Dorgan (D-ND) - HR 6678 -
Pomeroy (D-ND)
Baltimore Natl Heritage Area, MD: S 2604 - Mikulski (D-MD) - HR 5279 -
Cummings (D-MD)
Freedom's Way Natl Heritage Area, MA & NH: S 827 - Kerry (D-MA) - HR 1297 -
Olver (D-MA)
MS Hills Natl Heritage Area: S 2254 - Cochran (R-MS) - HR 4457 - B Thompson
(D-MS)
MS Delta Natl Heritage Area: S 2512 - Cochran (R-MS) - HR 4457 - B Thompson
(D-MS)
Muscle Shoals Natl Heritage Area, AL: HR 1483 - Regula (R-OH)
Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm Natl Heritage Area, AK: S 3045 - Murkowski
(R-AK)

Studies - (Editor: They are going to ask the Park Service to study whether
the Park Service would want more land, more money and more power. What do
you think any bureaucracy would say?)
Chattahoochee Trace, AL & GA: S 637 - Sessions (R-AL) - HR 1408 - Everett
(R-AL)
Northern Neck, VA: S 3039-Webb (D-VA)-HR 1483 - Regula (R-OH)

Amendments Relating to Natl Heritage Corridors
Quinebaug & Shetucket Rivers Valley NHC: S 1182 - Dodd (D-CT) - HR 1949 -
Courtney (D-CT)
DE & Lehigh NHC: S 817 - Voinovich - HR 3809 - Kanjorski (D-PA)
Erie Canalway NHC: S 817 - Voinovich - HR 1483 - Regula (R-OH)
John Chafee Blackstone River Valley NHC: HR1483-Regula (R-OH)

Feasibility Studies
Snake, Boise, & Payette River systems, ID: S 542 - Craig (R-ID)
Sierra Vista Subwatershed, AZ: S 1929 - Kyl (R-AZ) - HR 3328 - Giffords
(D-AZ)
San Diego Intertie, CA: HR 1803 - Hunter (R-CA)

Project Authorizations
Tumalo Irrigation District Water Conservation Project, OR: S 1037 - Smith
(R-OR) - HR 496 - Walden (R-OR)
Madera Water Supply Enhancement Project, CA: S 1473 - Feinstein (D-CA) - HR
1855 - Radanovich (R-CA)
Eastern NM Rural Water System Project, NM: S 2814 - Bingaman (D-NM) - HR
5710 - T Udall (D-NM)
Rancho CA Water District Project, CA: HR1725 - Bono Mack (R-CA)
Jackson Gulch Rehabilitation Project, CO: S 1477 - Salazar (D-CO) - HR 3437
- Salazar (D-CO)
Rio Grande Pueblos, NM: S 2805 - Bingaman (D-NM) - HR 6024 - T Udall (D-NM)
Upper CO River Basin Fund: S 3189 - Bingaman (D-NM)
Santa Margarita River, CA: HR 29 - Issa (R-CA)
Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District: HR 31 - Issa (R-CA)
North Bay Water Reuse Authority: S 1472 - Feinstein (D-CA) - HR 236 - M
Thompson (D-CA)
Prado Basin Natural Treatment System Project, CA: S 2259 - Feinstein (D-CA)
- HR 813 - Miller (R-CA)
Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin, CA: S 1474 - Feinstein (D-CA) - HR 1139 -
Calvert (R-CA)
GREAT Project, CA: HR 1737 - Capps (D-CA)
Yucaipa Valley Water District, CA: HR 2614 - Calvert (R-CA)
Arkansas Valley Conduit, CO: S 2974 - Allard (R-CO) - HR 6502 - Salazar
(D-CO)

Title Transfers & Clarifications
Transfer of McGee Creek pipeline & facilities: S 177 - Inhofe (R-OK) - HR
2085 - Fallin (R-OK)
Albuquerque Biological Park, NM, title clarification: S 2370 - Bingaman
(D-NM)
Goleta Water District Water Distribution System, CA: HR 3323 - Capps (D-CA)
San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund: HR 123 - Dreier (R-CA)
Lower CO River Multi-Species Conservation Program: S 300 - Kyl (R-AZ) - HR
2515 - Heller (R-NV)
Secure Water: S 2156 - Bingaman (D-NM)
Aging Infrastructure: S 2842 - Reid (D-NV)
San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act: S 27 - Feinstein (D-CA) - HR
24 - Radanovich (R-CA) / HR 4074 - Costa (D-CA)
Northwestern NM Rural Water Projects: S 1171 - Bingaman (D-NM) - HR 1970 -
T Udall (D-NM)

U.S. Geological Survey Authorizations
Reauthorization of the Natl Geologic Mapping Act of 1992: S 240 - Craig
(R-ID) - HR 5171 - Costa (D-CA)
NM water resources study: S 324 - Domenici (R-NM) - HR 2071 - Wilson (R-NM)

Miscellaneous
Management & distribution of ND Trust Funds: S 1740 - Conrad (D-ND)
Amdts to Fisheries Restoration & Irrigation Mitigation Act of 2000: S 1522
- Wyden (D-OR) - HR 3830 - DeFazio (D-OR)
Amendments to the AK Natural Gas Pipeline Act: S 1089 - Murkowski (R-AK)
Additional Assistant Secretary for the Dept of Energy: S 1203 - Bingaman
(D-NM)
Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute: S 3179 - Bingaman (D-NM) - HR 6592
- Wilson (R-NM)
Auth. of appropriations for Natl Tropical Botanical Garden: S 2220 - Akaka
(D-HI) - HR 5999 - Hirono (D-HI)
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For Immediate Release
November 10, 2008

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) Urges Majority Leader Reid to not Interrupt
Economic Debate with Protracted Consideration of Controversial Lands Bill
(Omnibus Federal Lands Bill)

More than 100 organizations sign letter opposing irresponsible lands
package;

Non-partisan Congressional Research Service calls package "controversial"

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today urged Senate
Majority Leader Harry Reid to not use the Senate's limited time during this
month's lame duck session to consider a controversial $3 billion lands bill
that erects new barriers to energy exploration and is laden with special
interest provisions that have angered groups on the right and left.
Organizations ranging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (read their letter
to Congress here) to the National Wildlife Refuge Association have expressed
their opposition to this package. In addition, the non-partisan
Congressional Research Service has released a report (read report here)
calling the package "controversial." The coalition letter opposing the bill
is here. Detailed background on the bill is here.

"The Senate should devote its full attention to our economic crisis, not a
lower-priority and controversial lands bill. It's unlikely anyone within
the current administration or President-elect Obama's transition team is
looking to this bill to get our economy moving again," Dr. Coburn said.

"Congressional leaders have claimed that this bill is non-controversial and
should pass automatically with no debate, no amendments and no recorded
votes. Yet, more than 100 groups on the left and right find the bill
controversial. The nonpartisan Congressional Research Service has issued a
report that calls the package controversial. Yesterday, the Washington Post
ran a lengthy piece describing a controversial road project slipped in the
bill by the Alaska congressional delegation. And now we have learned that
the Interior Department's Inspector General is investigating potential
illegal coordination between bureaucrats and lobbyists in promoting this
bill," Dr. Coburn said.

Egregious bills and provisions contained in the omnibus lands package
include the following:

a.. A bill (S. 2229) that takes about 8.8 trillion cubic feet of natural
gas and 300 million barrels of oil out of production in Wyoming, according
to the Bureau of Land Management. The energy resources walled off by this
bill would equal our domestic natural gas production for 15 years.

b.. A bill (S. 27) that would spend $1 billion on a water project designed
to save 500 salmon in California. At $2 million a head, each salmon would
be worth far more than its weight in gold.

c.. A bill (S. 2359) to spend $3.5 million to celebrate the 450th birthday
of St. Augustine Florida in 2015.

d.. A bill (S. 2875) that spends $4 million to protect livestock from
wolves.

e.. A bill (S. 1969) that spends $250,000 to help bureaucrats decide how
to designate Alexander Hamilton's boyhood home.

f.. A bill (S. 2220) to spend $5 million on botanical gardens in Hawaii
and Florida.

g.. A bill (S. 1680) to spend $3 million on a "road to nowhere" through a
wildlife refuge in Alaska.

John Hart, Communications Director
Don Tatro, Press Secretary

john_hart@coburn.senate.gov (john_hart%40coburn.senate.gov)
Don_Tatro@coburn.senate.gov (Don_Tatro%40coburn.senate.gov)

202-228-5357; (cell) 202-679-1029
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DaveInDenver
01-07-2009, 09:41 AM
Senator Ken Salazar (I don't know if Michael Bennet get Salazar's old office)
202-224-5852 - phone
202-228-5036 - fax
http://salazar.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm

Senator Mark Udall
202-224-5941 - phone
202-224-6471 - fax
Senator_Mark_Udall@markudall.senate.gov

Representative Diana DeGette (District 1)
202-225-4431 - phone
202-225-5657 - fax
http://www.house.gov/formdegette/zip_auth.htm

Representative Jared Polis (District 2)
202-225-2161 - phone
202-226-7840 - fax
https://forms.house.gov/polis/contact-form.shtml

Representative John Salazar (District 3)
202-225-4761 - phone
202-226-9669 - fax
http://www.house.gov/salazar/contact.shtml

Representative Betsy Markey (District 4)
202-225-4676 - phone
202-225-5870 - fax
https://forms.house.gov/betsymarkey/contact-form.shtml

Representative Doug Lamborn (District 5)
202-225-4422 - phone
202-226-2638 - fax
http://lamborn.house.gov/ZipAuth.aspx

Representative Mike Coffman (District 6)
202-225-7882 - phone
202-226-4623 - fax
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Representative Ed Perlmutter (District 7)
202-225-2645 - phone
202-225-5278 - fax
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Hulk
01-09-2009, 06:24 PM
Harry Reid to Force Vote On Omnibus Land Grab This Weekend

The Omnibus Federal Land Grab Bill Number is now S. 22

Urgent Action Required

You must call your Senators immediately. They must be deluged with calls now at (202) 224-3121.

If you live in California Senator Feinstein could be swayed in our favor. She needs to hear from You.

You should also call your Congressman. The bill will have to go back through the House if it passes the Senate.

All Senators may be called at (202) 224-3121. All Congressmen may be called at (202) 225-3121. They must know in no uncertain terms that rural America opposes this massive Wilderness and land grab bill.

You must let your Senators and Congressman know you will hold them responsible for their vote on S. 22. This is the largest land grab in 20 years. They must know they will be held accountable.

Now is not the time to be locking up our resources when we need them to help rebuild our economy.

Please forward this message to as many people as possible as quickly as possible.

For more information on this bill see:
http://www.landrights.org/New%20Omnibus_HR5151_E-mail.pdf

Hulk
01-09-2009, 06:28 PM
I sent emails, since calling at work would be kind of weird. Here is the text of my very short email:

Subject: Please vote NO on the S. 22. omnibus bill

Senator Udall,

Please vote no on S. 22. This is the largest land grab in 20 years. As a motorized outdoor recreation enthusiast (and a voter), this will diminish my access and rights to enjoy our lands.

Thank you,

Matt Farr
7000 S. Somewhere Way
Centennial, CO 80122

LARGEONE
01-22-2009, 01:13 PM
E-mails sent to both Senate offices.

nuclearlemon
01-22-2009, 01:36 PM
going on an emailing spree now.

RockRunner
01-22-2009, 09:06 PM
Emails send and a few calls from work. Got to keep it going.