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RE: [Fwd: Sen. Boxer Works to Kill Anti-Environmental Riders]

At least you have legislators who care about such things.  This is not the
case in Indiana.  Any comment on such matters falls on deaf ears here.  Of
course, that's not true if your comment were something like, "Well, heck
let's just burn the other 10!".


> [Original Message]
> From: David Franzman <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/14/2003 12:19:01 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] [Fwd: Sen. Boxer Works to Kill Anti-Environmental Riders]
> Well this is garden related but garden in a much bigger sense.  I just
> received this from one of Ca.'s senators.  Take a look, it's related to
> what we were just talking about.
> DF

> Dear Friend:
> In the giant appropriations bill that is being finalized in a
> House-Senate conference committee, there are calls to add a provision
> that would greatly expand logging on public lands. I have written to the
> House and Senate conferees and asked that they not turn their back on a
> great American value - protecting our national forests.
> One rider would authorize an unlimited number of private logging
> projects on federal lands while removing oversight by the Forest Service
> and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In California alone, this rider
> could allow for the logging of ten million acres of our more than twenty
> million acres of national forests, including proposed wilderness areas,
> along with logging in BLM lands.
> Other riders would vastly expand logging in the nation's two largest
> national forests - Tongass and Chugach in Alaska - while removing public
> and judicial review of logging projects.
> This is a dangerous back-door attempt to bypass the public, states and
> localities and to stop our citizens from going to court to protest these
> destructive riders. This is wrong. Judicial and public oversight are an
> intrinsic part of the process of environmental decision-making.
> If these provisions are not removed in conference, I may take the fight
> to the Senate floor if necessary. I would be happy to hear from you
> regarding this or any other federal matter. One good way to contact me
> is through my Senate website by sending a message at
>     http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/webform.cfm.
> Sincerely,
> Barbara Boxer
> United States Senator
> ===================================================
> For more information on Senator Boxer's environmental record and other
information, please go to:  http://boxer.senate.gov
> If you would like to make a comment regarding this or any other federal
> matter, please feel free to fill out my web form at
>     http://boxer.senate.gov/contact/webform.cfm

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