CALLS NEEDED TO GOVERNOR GRANHOLM ON ROADLESS RULE SIGN ON LETTER
With the comment period coming to a close on November 15, 2004, Governors are being asked to sign on to a comment letter to the Forest Service led by Governor Richardson (NM) opposing the Bush administration?s new roadless rule and requirement that governor?s would have to petition for roadless protection in their state. The letter is attached in PDF. The following governors have signed on to the letter: Napolitano (AZ), Locke (WA), and Vilsack ( IA).
Calls are needed to urge Governor Granholm to sign this letter. As most are aware, some governors have already done their own individual letters on this, but we should encourage them to also get on the group letter to show unity with other governors. The latest individual Governors? letters are at: http://www.ourforests.org/risk/index.html#elected
The point people for Governors? staff to contact to sign on to the letter are (DC offices are preferred):
In-state: Ned Farquhar; (505) 699-7443
*DC office: Tony Martinez, Office Director; (202) 220-1348
In-State: Lori Faeth, Agriculture Advisor/Policy advisor for Natural Resources; (602) 542-4331;
*DC Office: Brian de Vallance, Office Director; (202) 220-1396
Contact for Governor Granholm:
MI Jennifer Granholm (D)
In-state: Lisa Webb Sharpe, Director, Public Policy
Dana Debel, Policy Advisor (Environment/Natural Resources Advisor) (517) 373-3400
DC office: John Burchett, Office Director; (202) 624-5840
The letter does not have a firm close date as of yet, but most likely it will be prior to Nov. 2nd. Please send feedback from your calls to Rob Vandermark, Heritage Forest Campaign, email@example.com or Lois Norrgard with American Lands Alliance (see contact below).
For a roadless organizing toolkit go to: http://www.americanlands.org/issues.php?subsubNo=1085518143&article=10924168
Latest Legal Analysis: http://www.ourforests.org/risk/legal_analysis.html
Recent Editorials: http://www.ourforests.org/press/forest_editorials_9-07-04.pdf
For a copy of the letter please send a note to the address below.
American Lands Alliance
Bloomington MN 55420
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