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E-M:/ Interior Vote Late Thursday, Friday Morning?



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Enviro-Mich message from Frank Ambrose <snakeman@expert.cc.purdue.edu>
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Once again, 

Any calls into Senator Levin's office would be most helpful and
influential.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 812-337-1631.

Thanks,
Frank Ambrose
American Lands


SUBJECT:  Interior Vote Late Thursday, Friday
          Morning?

     Other business has come up before the Senate and it does not
appear they will resume the Interior bill until tomorrow afternoon.  A
vote on the Bryan and other environmental amendments could happen
late Thursday or early Friday morning.  Please contact your Senators at
202/224-3121 and urge them to support the Bryan amendment to cut
logging and roadbuilding subsidies for National Forest roadless areas.


Undecided Senators to Contact
     A number of key Senators are still undecided including Sens.
Patty Murray (WA), Ron Wyden (OR), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Max
Baucus (MT), and Carl Levin (MI) on the Democratic side. 
Republican Sens. Olympia Snowe (ME), Susan Collins (ME), Arlen
Specter (PA), Alfonse D'Amato (NY), John McCain (AZ), Lauch
Faircloth (NC), Mike DeWine (OH) and Robert Smith (NH) also need
to be contacted for their support.


The Administration Still Undecided
     No decision has been reached at this time by the Clinton
Administration if they will support the amendment.  Calls of
encouragement and faxes of local editorials and news articles may be
helpful.  The Administration should support Sen. Bryan's amendment
to further their efforts to reform the Forest Service.  Please contact
Anne Kennedy, USDA, 202/720-7173, fax 720-4732 and T.J.
Glauthier, Office of Management and Budget, 202/395-4561, fax 395-
4639 to urge the Clinton Administration to support the Bryan
amendment.  


Favorable Editorials Keep Coming In
     "Congress Needs to Stop Logging Boondoggle," and "Ax
Logging-Road Subsidy," are recent headlines from editorials in
Wichita, Kansas and Toledo, Ohio calling on Congress to support the
Bryan amendment to cut logging subsidies.  "The Senate has been
unwilling so far to impose restrictions on federal aid for logging roads,
which amounts to a costly and destructive subsidy to the timber
industry," wrote the Toledo Blade.  "The Senate is expected to vote
again on this matter, and all Ohio and Michigan Senators should be on
board this time."  


The Western Ancient Forest Campaign is now American Lands, reflecting our
work with citizens nationwide to protect America's wildlife and wild places.


Steve Holmer
Campaign Coordinator

American Lands 
1025 Vermont Ave. NW  3rd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
202/879-3188
202/879-3189 fax
wafcdc@igc.org



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