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Jarhead
January 8th, 2009, 09:30 AM
Once again ARRA needs your help to defeat the National Landscape Conservation System Act!

As you may recall, ARRA asked for your help before the holidays to keep the Senate from considering omnibus land use legislation and you responded. Now, we need your help once more as Senate Leaders are preparing the legislation for consideration yet again. ARRA thanks Senator Coburn (R-OK) for standing up and opposing passage of this measure last session and we urge you to join him in opposition this year.

Please use the link below to send a letter to your Senators urging them to vote against omnibus legislation, S. 22, that includes 150 public lands measures including the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Act. The bill would create more than a million acres of wilderness while authorizing dozens of studies for potential parks, protected rivers and historical landmarks in addition to statutorily establishing the NLCS.

It is more important than ever for you to urge your Senator to vote against NLCS legislation in light of the recent launch of a Department of Interior (DOI) investigation of the existing NLCS division of the Bureau of Land Management. DOI initiated the investigation after reviewing emails and other documents that show extensive coordination between top NLCS officials and lobbyists for environmental groups as federal law generally prohibits federal employees from using appropriated funds or their official positions to lobby Congress.

Now is not the time to statutorily establish the NLCS or to restrict additional lands to responsible recreation. Please use the link below to urge your Senators to vote no on this omnibus lands bill.

You can take action on this alert via the web at:
http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/advocacy_nlcs_two/iukg5nw4pj7xxd73 (http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/advocacy_nlcs_two/iukg5nw4pj7xxd73)?

Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.
http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/advocacy_nlcs_two/forward/iukg5nw4pj7xxd73 (http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/advocacy_nlcs_two/forward/iukg5nw4pj7xxd73)?

We encourage you to take action by March 5, 2009

Urge Your Senator to Vote No on Restrictive Land Use Bill!
Again!

INSTRUCTIONS TO RESPOND VIA THE WEB:
If you have access to a web browser, you can take action on this alert by going to the following URL:

http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/advocacy_nlcs_two/iukg5nw4pj7xxd73 (http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/advocacy_nlcs_two/iukg5nw4pj7xxd73)?


Your letter will be addressed and sent to:
U.S. Senate

----THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT IN YOUR NAME----
Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

As a constituent and a member of Americans for Responsible Recreational Access I write to urge you to oppose S. 22, omnibus land use legislation that includes the National Landscape Conservation System Act.

The bill would statutorily establish the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) and I am concerned that this would result in legitimate forms of recreation being locked out from large swaths of public lands. In addition, now is not the time to pass NLCS legislation in light of the recent launch of a Department of Interior (DOI) investigation of the existing NLCS division of the Bureau of Land Management.

In addition, the more than 1000 page bill cobbles together 150 separate pieces of land use legislation. Please oppose this package in favor of allowing the new Congress to more closely examine and consider these bills.

Thank you for your consideration.

----END OF LETTER TO BE SENT----

Sincerely,
Your Name

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http://www.arra-access.com/arra/join.html?r=w1NCD1SajP7tE (http://www.arra-access.com/arra/join.html?r=w1NCD1SajP7tE)

Jarhead
January 27th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Please help the Association and yourself, even when it is not in our backyard. Each time someone is successful in reducing and/or limiting Public Land Access Rights in one State or another it just simplifies the process as they move on to other States and show how they were successful before... We encourage you to take action by March 5, 2009 :poke: