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Enviro-Mich message from Karen Tuerk <ktuerk@execpc.com>
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In a Friday Action Alert on ITEA Riders there was an error.  This the
corrected description of the Boundry Waters Rider:

1. Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness (BWCA)
Representatives Oberstar (D-MN) and Vento (D-MN) attached a rider to
ISTEA allowing trucks and jeeps to haul boats across two portage roads
"in exchange for removing" motorboat use on the tiny Canoe (107 acres)
and
Alder (342 acres) Lakes.  This rider sets a bad national precedent for
wilderness areas and will mark the first time Congress has
intentionally rolled back wilderness protections for a federal
wilderness.

Please call your Senator's today!  Tell them not to vote for the ISTEA
Corrections Bill until ALL of the following Anti-Environmental Riders
are removed:

1. Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness (BWCA)
Representatives Oberstar (D-MN) and Vento (D-MN) attached a rider to
ISTEA allowing trucks and jeeps to haul boats across two portage roads
in exhange for removing motorboat use on the tiny Canoe (107 acres) and
Alder (342 acres) Lakes.  This rider sets a bad national precedent for
wilderness areas and will mark the first time Congress has
intentionally rolled back wilderness protections for a federal
wilderness.

2.  Denali Road
Senator Frank Murkowski (R-AK) has placed a rider on ISTEA that
appropriates $1.5 Million for "Denali North Access Route Construction."
The rider mandates construction of a new route into Denali National
Park from the north that circumvents NEPA and other environmental laws.
The north route has never had a hearing in Congress and has never been
studied.  Further the appropriation opens the door for further money
from Congress to build the road.

3.  Delay in Cleaning the Air in National Parks and Wilderness
Senator Inhofe (R-OK) added this rider to ISTEA that delays for almost
a decade state action to address pollution clouding vistas in National
Parks.  Under the existing Clean Air Act, state plans for addressing
pollution in parks and wilderness were due next year, but the rider
overrides that requirement and prohibits EPA from requiring the plan
for a decade.  (Sec.6102(c)(2))



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