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Enviro-Mich message from Karen Tuerk <ktuerk@execpc.com>
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Dear Michigan Activists,

It looks like it is legislation by riders again in this 105th
congressional session.  Already,
many anti-environmental riders have passed, attached to broad bills such
as ISTEA (the national transportation bill which was signed into law
last week).  We MUST send a loud and clear message to congress that this
is totally unacceptable!  Here is YOUR opportunity to help---Tomorrow
(Tuesday, June 16th) is NATIONAL "NO-RIDERS-NO ROLLBACKS" CALL IN DAY!
Please take just a few minutes to call into the offices of Senator Carl
Levin (202) 224-6221 and Senator Spencer Abrahams (202) 224-4822.  And
PLEASE pass this email on to others.
Details below.

Thanks!
Karen Tuerk
Grassroots Environmental Effectiveness Network (GREEN)
(608) 294-1338
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NATIONAL NO RIDERS - NO ROLLBACKS CALL-IN DAY!

                                 TUESDAY, June 16

                Congressional Switchboard (202) 224-3121

      Call your Senators and tell them No Riders - No Rollbacks

         Pick up the phone to stop anti-environmental riders.
    Join thousands letting the halls of Congress ring on June 16.

CONGRESS MUST REPEAL ALL RIDERS ALREADY SIGNED
INTO LAW AND PROMISE TO STOP LEGISLATING ENVIRONMENTAL
LAW BY RIDER IN THE DARK OF NIGHT.

Congress learned in 1996 legislating environmental protection law via
riders (attaching an anti-environmental amendment onto an unrelated
piece of legislation) is a bad idea.  Thousands of folks around the
country sent this message to Congress and they listened.

Now Congress is at it again.  President Clinton has signed several
riders into law already this year.  Its time to tell Congress to STOP
this un-American practice and to debate fully measures effecting the
ecological health of our country.

      The following riders have already been signed into law:

     BOUNDARY WATERS CANOE WILDERNESS (BWCA)
     Rolls back wilderness protection in the Boundary Waters
     Canoe Area by allowing trucks and jeeps to haul boats across
     two portage roads.

     NORTH DENALI ROAD
     Leaves Alaska vulnerable to a destructive road through
     Denali National Park without considering damage to wildlife
     or public input.

     ROAD TO NOWHERE
     Authorizes a railroad and road through the Kobuk Valley
     National Park in Northwest Alaska to access coal for a
     proposed mining operation.

     PETROGLYPH ROAD
     Adjusts the boundary of Petroglyph National Monument in New
     Mexico and overrides environmental and historic preservation
     laws to allow construction of a multi-lane highway.

     DIRTY AIR IN NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDERNESS:
     Delays the cleanup of air pollution in National Parks for
     almost ten years.
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After you have called your Senators, consider calling President
Clinton.
Tell the President to veto any bills that cross his desk containing
anti-environmental riders.

                          Contact the Presidents at:
 White House comment line (202) 456-1111 or president@whitehouse.gov

                               Please distribute widely!

The No Riders - No Rollbacks National Call-in Day is brought to you by:
             Northern Alaska Environmental Center
           Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness
          GrassRoots Environmental Effectiveness Network

            On TUESDAY, June 16 call your Senators

NATIONAL NO RIDERS - NO ROLLBACKS CALL-IN DAY!

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Roger Featherstone, GREEN Director
PO Box 40046, Albuquerque, NM 87196-0046
(505) 277-8302  fax, (505) 277-5483 rfeather@defenders.org
http://www.defenders.org/grnhome.html

GREEN DC Office
1101 14th St., NW, Ste. 1400, Washington,  DC 20005 (202) 682-9400
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