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E-M:/ Rider Update: Calls to Clinton needed!



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Enviro-Mich message from "Liz Godfrey" <lizgodfrey@prodigy.net>
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RIDER UPDATE!

After the months of alerts and updates on the Interior Appropriations
measure, the bill has been sent to the desk of President Clinton.  The bill
is laden with over 72 anti-environmental and there are rumblings of a
presidential veto.  The bill passed the House 225-200, making it safe from
an attempt to override a veto. (The votes of MI Reps. are attached.)

Calls should now be made to President Clinton asking him to veto any
appropriations measures that contain anti-environmental riders.  You can
emphasize the Interior and Commerce bill which contain some of the most
egregious attacks on the environmental laws.  We want to remove ALL
anti-environmental riders.

ACTION: Now that this legislation has passed both the House and the Senate,
it will arrive on Clinton's desk.  Please help to flood the White House with
calls asking the President to veto the Interior and Commerce Appropriations
bills along with any other appropriations measures that contain
anti-environmental riders.  We want him to ask Congress to remove ALL
anti-environmental riders.  Call White House Chief of Staff John Podesta-
202-456-6798.

ACTION: Call your Representative and thank him or her for voting against
this negative bill.  202-224-3121.

Finally, thank you to all grassroots activists who called to express their
concerns with this bill over the last 3 months.  Congress has definitely
heard those concerns.  Keep up the good work.

Liz Godfrey
Midwest Federal Organizer
GREEN-the GrassRoots Environmental Effectiveness Network
(608) 294-1338
www.defenders.org/grnhome.html
www.stopextinction.org

Final vote on Interior Appropriations Bill (Nay is environmentally friendly
vote.)

Yay: Hoekstra, Knollberg, Smith, Ehlers, Upton
Nay: Barcia, Kildee, Kilpatrick, Levin, Conyers, Stabenow, Stupak, Dingell,
Rivers, Bonior
Not voting: Camp




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