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THE NIGHTMARE IS BACK

 
(1/16/2013)

The good government watchdogs at the American Land Rights Association warn that Senator Harry Reid and the Democrat majority on the Senate Energy and Natural
Resources Committee are working on the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill
they failed to get through Congress before the end of last year.
 
They want to move quickly before the opposition gets organized. This
is that same tactic Reid used in 2008 when land-use allies defeated his
Omnibus Federal Lands Bill. He then put a surprise bill through in
early 2009 before anybody was aware of it. Off-roaders got hammered by that
bill. We can’t let him get away with that back room dark of night tactic
again.
 
The new 2013 version of the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill could include
dozens of bills they did not pass last year. In fact, it could be over 100
bills.
 
The way they put together these bills is to go to each Senator to ask
what bills he or she want to get passed. They give every Senator one
or two bills and sometimes more.
 
Each Senator then simply looks the other way on the overall bill and
does not object to bills he or she would ordinarily be opposed to.
This process hurts public lands access and gets a lot of bad legislation passed.
 
You can stop it.
 
Action Items:
 
1. Please forward this urgent message to at least 10 other
people. Your whole list if possible.
 
2. Call both your Senators at (202) 224-3121. That is the Capitol
Switchboard. Ask for your Senator by name. When the office answers,
ask for the person who handles Federal Lands or Natural Resources. Ask
for a commitment from your Senator that he or she will oppose any
Omnibus Federal Lands Bill.
 
Your Senator can stop this bill. All he or she must do is promise the
Leadership that he or she will object or filibuster the bill. That
will make the bill controversial. You must make the bill
controversial.
 
When you call your Senators, ask them to oppose any nomination of Rep.
Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) as Secretary of Interior. He is opposed to public use of government land.
 
3. Call your Congressman also. He or she must vote on the Omnibus
Federal Lands Bill, so get a commitment from his or her staff to oppose
any Omnibus Federal Lands or Omnibus Environment Bill. You may call
any Congressman at (202) 225-3121.
 
Background
 
Here’s a reminder list of some of the land grab threats the Obama
Administration, Senator Harry Reid and other members of Congress have
planned for you.
 
New National Monuments;
New Wilderness study areas;
Wild Lands land grab;
Treasured Landscapes Initiative;
America’s Great Outdoors Campaign;
New BLM Land Use Planning/Wilderness expansion; and
Eminent Domain and Condemnation.
 
Please consider supporting American Land Rights by visiting our
membership page http://www.landrights.org/members.htm
to join or donate.” You may also mail a check for $35 ($25 if you
are a first time member) to American Land Rights, PO Box 400, Battle
Ground, WA 98604.
 
ALRA is working hard to keep you informed. E-mail is not that
expensive but ALRA also sends tens of thousands of faxes and letters
to alert your allies and friends about your issues. In addition we
maintain a full time office and staff in Battle Ground, Washington
plus a grassroots lobbying operation in Washington, DC to serve our
members and allies. Your support at this critical time would be
appreciated.
 
Thank you, Chuck Cushman, Executive Director. ccushman@pacifier.com
<mailto:ccushman@pacifier.com>
.
 
Look up Chuck Cushman or American Land Rights Association on Facebook,
LinkedIn or Twitter. Be sure to hit the Like button when you’re
there. You can endorse our activities as well.
ALRA
PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973
E-mail: alra@pacifier.com
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003

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