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E-M:/ Senate Comm. votes out Norton.



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

I am sure that by now you get the point that a wide variety of groups are
opposing Gale Norton’s nomination to be Secretary of the Interior.  Each
group has different specific reasons for the stance, but all are convinced
that she could have dire consequences for the future of America’s natural
heritage.

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources today voted 18-2 on the
nomination of Ms. Norton.  The Senate may take up the nomination as early as
this afternoon.  The two “No” votes in committee may serve to strengthen
some of the Senators who were leaning towards opposing Ms. Norton.  These
Senators need to hear from us NOW, two of the “leaners” are Michigan’s very
own Senators Stabenow and Levin.

Senator Levin:202-224-6221
Senator Stabenow:202-224-4822

If you are feeling very motivated, you could make separate calls on behalf
of each of Michigan’s 23 threatened or endangered species (or just one or
two that you are particularly fond of.)  Each may be drastically effected by
policies under the new Interior Department and it is important to illustrate
to the Senators how Michigan will be effected for the long term by their
votes.  The list of species is below.

Thank you for all of your help throughout this process!

Liz Godfrey
GREEN Northland Organizer
Endangered Species Coalition
(608) 294-1338
lgodfrey@stopextinction.org
www.SayNoToNorton.org


Michigan’s Federally Listed Endangered and Threatened Species

MAMMALS
Canada lynx
Lynx canadensis
Threatened

Gray wolf
Canis lupus
Endangered

Indiana bat
Myotis sodalis
Endangered

BIRDS
Bald eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Threatened

Kirtland's warbler
Dendroica kirtlandii
Endangered

Piping plover (Great Lakes population)
Charadrius melodus
Endangered
Critical Habitat proposed

REPTILES
Copperbelly water snake
Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta
Threatened in northern part of its range (north of 40 degrees north
latitude, roughly Indianapolis). It is not listed in the southern part of
its range.

Eastern Massasauga
Sistrurus catenatus
Candidate

CLAMS (Freshwater Mussels, Unionids)
Clubshell
Pleurobema clava
Endangered

Northern riffleshell
Epioblasma torulosa rangiana
Endangered

INSECTS
American burying beetle (=giant carrion)
Nicrophorus americanus
Endangered

Hungerford's crawling water beetle
Brychius hungerfordi
Endangered

Karner blue butterfly
Lycaeides melissa samuelis
Endangered

Hine's emerald dragonfly
Somatochlora hineana
Endangered

Mitchell's satyr butterfly
Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii
Endangered

PLANTS
American hart's-tongue fern
Asplenium scolopendrium var. americanum
Threatened

Dwarf lake iris
Iris lacustris
Threatened

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
Platanthera leucophaea
Threatened

Houghton's goldenrod
Solidago houghtonii
Threatened

Lakeside daisy
Hymenoxys herbacea (=H. acaulis var. glabra)
Threatened

Michigan monkey-flower
Mimulus glabratus var. michiganensis
Endangered

Pitcher's thistle
Cirsium pitcheri
Threatened

Small whorled pogonia
Isotria medeoloides
Threatened



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