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Folks,

Today is the day to make your calls.

Remember on Tuesday:  Call early and call often!

Let's make the Hall's of Congress ring aginst anti-environmental riders!

Thanks,

Roger Featherstone
GREEN Director
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IZEMBEK ROAD RIDER

HR 2559, "King Cove Health and Safety Act" -- Sponsored by House 
Resources Committee Chairman Don Young (R-AK), this bill would 
authorize construction of a $30 million dollar, 30-mile single lane 
gravel road through Izembek National Wildlife Refuge and Wilderness, 
while waiving all applicable environmental laws.  Both the House 
version and Senator Frank Murkowski's (R-AK) accompanying Senate 
version, S 1092, passed their committees last fall.  This proposal 
would set a precedent as the first new and permanent road authorized 
through a Congressionally-designated wilderness area.  The legislation 
is strongly opposed by conservationists, sportsmen, Alaskan natives, 
taxpayer groups, and the Administration.  For more information, contact 
Tom Uniack, Defenders of Wildlife (202) 682-9400.

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CALL-IN DAY INFO

              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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