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E-M:/ More on HR 2515, Defeat of Bad Forest bill in Congress



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Enviro-Mich message from anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
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Friends:

Some additional information about what happened on the floor of the House when
HR 2515, the euphemistically named "Forest Recovery and Protection Act" was
voted down on Friday.  Congresswoman Debbie Stabenow, who had spoken out
against the bill when it was before the House Agriculture Committee, was a
cosigner with several other members of a letter to the full House that was
entitled: "Don't be Fooled-- Over 100 Scientists Oppose HR 2515: You should
too!"  The letter laid out the misinformation and deception of the arguments
being made by the pro-timber industry forces that claimed the National Forests
are in a forest health crisis, for which the solution was said to be "chainsaw
surgery!" 

Tim Flynn previously circulated the information that Bart Stupak was in the
middle of efforts to get this bill passed, that Jim Barcia also voted wrong
along with all Michigan's Republican Congresspeople, EXCEPT for Congressman
Vern Ehlers!  At least one Michigan Rep did not vote (Conyers) but I have
misplaced the list and don't know if others failed to vote as well.

So the tentative final tally:

Voted NO on HR 2515 (pro environment vote)

Stabenow
Ehlers
Bonior
Levin
Rivers
Kildee
Kilpatrick
Dingell

Voted YES on HR 2515 (anti-environment vote)

Stupak
Barcia
N. Smith
Knollenberg
Upton
Hoekstra
Camp

Didn't vote:
Conyers



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