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E-M:/ Interior Approps and Riders Update - Sept. 22



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Enviro-Mich message from anne.woiwode@sfsierra.sierraclub.org
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 Enviro-Mich folks:
 
 Once again the Congress is using Riders on the Interior Appropriations bill to 
 muck around with environmental protections.  While most of these are directed 
 at other areas of the country, some, such as proposals to limit public input to 
 forest management activities, clearly affect us as well.  
 
 President Clinton has vowed to veto any spending bills which harm the 
 environment, saying this week "Once again, too many of these bills are being 
 watered down with riders aimed at weakening public health protections, blocking 
 common-sense efforts to combat climate change, and surrendering public lands to 
 private interests." But in the typical cynical play that occurs at this late 
 moment in the Congressional calendar, the Republicans leading the charge on 
 these riders have sweetened the pot for the President by putting in a large 
 amount of money for his proposed Lands Legacy programs.
 
 YOUR HELP IS NEEDED -- Please contact Michigan Congressional 
 Representatives with a simple message - VOTE NO ON ALL APPROPRIATIONS 
 BILLS WITH ANTI-ENVIRONMENTAL RIDERS.   You can reach all Congressional 
 offices through the Capitol Hill switchboard at (202) 224-3121
 
 Defenders of Wildlife has agreed to compile the full list of 
 anti-environmental riders that have been attached to the various 
 Appropriations bills this year.  Please see their website at 
 www.defenders.org for the full list and detailed description of the riders 
 in play.  
     
     
     (Information taken from Sierra Club alerts)
     
     Anne Woiwode


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