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Our lame duck congress thinks we are asleep.  Let's show those sneaky bums we are not.

This last summer a number of groups across the State including Olympia Tea Party joined forces to stop the Department of Ecology's big water rights grab - and we did it.  Now we have a battle at the Federal level.
  1. The Omnibus Federal Lands Bill
  2. Any LWCF Trust Fund
  3. The Corps of Engineers & the EPA's Wetlands Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Bill
  4. These will probably all be rolled into the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill (so call opposing that if you like)
Give 'em hell. (well... phone calls, emails and faxes... you know)

Ken

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Date: Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 4:18 PM
Subject: Stop The Omnibus Federal Lands Bill Call Your Senator Now
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Land Rights Network
American Land Rights Association (ALRA)
Keep Private Land In Private Hands Coalition
PO Box 400 - Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087 - Fax: 360-687-2973
E-mail:
alra@pacifier.com
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE - Washington, DC 20003

Stop The Omnibus Federal Lands Bill Call Your Senator Now.

Deluge Your Senators With Calls Opposing Omnibus Lands Bill Now

The 2010 Omnibus Federal Lands Bill will include dozens of bills that
threaten you. The worst are the LWCF Billion Dollar Trust Fund and the
Corps and EPA Wetlands Jurisdiction Land Grab.

At the bottom of this e-mail is a copy of the story in Energy and
Environment Newsletter about the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill and the
Lame Duck Session.

The Lame Duck second session of Congress runs from November 29th well
into December. Donít let your Senators get away with a dark of night
backroom vote where they are no longer responsible to the voters. You
must stop your Senators from voting for the Omnibus Federal Lands
Bill.

Remember in a Lame Duck Session you have all the defeated and retired
Members of the House and Senate voting. The new Congress does not get
to vote until after January 1st.

Donít take any Senator for granted. A number of your friends in
Congress voted for the 2009 Omnibus Federal Lands Bill that included
many bills that hurt you rolled into one. That must not be allowed to
happen again.

A list of the Senators who voted for the 2009 Omnibus Bill is at the
bottom of this e-mail.

You can help by:

-----1. Forwarding this message to everyone on your e-mail list.
Before you do anything else after reading this message, forward it on
to as much of your e-mail list as you can.

By forwarding this message you can help create an uprising against
the Omnibus Federal Lands bill that is being put together in the Lame
Duck Session of Congress by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

-----2. Call both your Senators at least once a day for the next two
weeks tell them you oppose the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill with the
LWCF Trust Fund (S 3663) and the Corps and EPA Wetlands Land Grab (HR
5088 and S 787). Be aware they may try to trick you by playing a shell
game with the bill numbers.

When you call, fax or e-mail make sure you mention that you oppose
the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill and any LWCF Trust Fund and Corps of
Engineers EPA Wetlands Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Bill that will
likely be included. You must pin them down and make them responsible
for their vote.

Any Senator may be called at (202) 224-3121. Their phones, faxes and
e-mail machines must not stop ringing. Any Congressman may be call ed
(202) 225-3121.

-----3. Your Senators must be deluged with calls, faxes and e-mails
opposing any Omnibus Federal Lands Bill. Thatís because it will
include the Billion Dollar LWCF Trust Fund (S 3663) and the Corps EPA
Wetlands Water and Land Grab Bill (HR 5088 and S 787).

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is adding all kinds of bills
sponsored by your friends in the Senate to buy their vote. He tried
to stick a bill in for each Republican that may oppose him.

You need to make sure you tell your Senator that you will be watching
the vote and that any vote for Any Omnibus Federal Lands Bill will be
held against him. American Land Rights will send you a vote summary
so you will know how your Senator voted

You can look below to see if your Senator voted for the Omnibus
Federal Lands Bill in 2009.

Your Senators and Congressman will vote for this bill when they
ordinarily might oppose it because most of them have something in the
package they want. Senator Reid does this on purpose. He puts a bill
in that each Republican wants in order to buy their vote. It is the
total package kills you.

You can call any Senator at (202) 224-3121. Call any Congressman at
(202) 225-3121.

-----4. Call your Senator to ask for a commitment to vote no on any
Omnibus Federal Lands Bill. No bill number was available at press
time. But any staff person will understand when you call opposing any
Omnibus Federal Lands Bill. Ask for the staff person who handles
Federal land issues for your Senator and Congressman.

-----5. Hand out copies of this e-mail to your friends and business
associates. Carry copies in your truck or car.

-----6. Call your friends and neighbors to get them to call both your
Senators at (202) 224-3121. Have them call your Congressman also at
(202) 225-3121.

-----Omnibus Lands Bill Sneak Attack In Lame Duck, Youíll Lose!

The Omnibus Federal Lands bill as well as the LWCF Billion Dollar
Trust Fund and the Corps and EPA Wetlands Land and Water Grab bill
can be stopped but you and ALRA as well as many other groups as
possible must participate.

You must let any Congressman or Senator who votes for the Omnibus
Federal Lands Bill know now, before the vote, that you will remember
and he or she will be held accountable.

-----The Election is over and a whole lot of defeated Congressmen and
Senators no longer need to pay attention to the voters in the second
Lame Duck Session of Congress that runs from November 29th well into
December. They still get to vote even though they were defeated or
retired.

The Lame Duck Session of Congress is incredibly dangerous to you.

There must be an uprising of opposition to Congress passing any
Omnibus Federal Lands Bill, Billion Dollar LWCF Land Acquisition
Trust Fund and Corps and EPA Wetlands Water and Land Grab. They will
likely be rolled into one package. It will be called The Omnibus
Federal Lands Bill.

No bill number yet. But rural America and your future are on the
line.

This must be an uprising of opposition. Because these are Democrat
bills, you must make it clear that if these bills pass, the Democrats
will suffer even more in 2012. Because they are Democrat bills, it is
more likely that their outgoing sponsors will seek to shove them
through the Lame Duck Session of Congress.

This is the most dangerous time for you. Any Congressman or Senator
who is defeated for election or is retiring will no longer be
accountable to the voters. Yet they still get to vote on your future
in the Lame Duck session of Congress.

The likelihood of the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill passing in the Lame
Duck is great. That bill is likely to include the Billion Dollar LWCF
(S 3663) and the Corps EPA Wetlands Land and Water Grab Bill (HR 5088
and S 787).

Ask your Senator to filibuster the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill and the
LWCF Trust Fund as well and Corps EPA Wetlands Land and Water Grab. He
or she can also put a hold on it that will slow it down or stop it.

Even when Congress is out, their offices are open and they have staff
there so keep your calls flooding their phones.

Nothing is more dangerous to you than a Lame Duck session. That is
because many Congressmen and Senators have either lost their
elections or have retired but still come back and vote.

They are no longer responsible to you.

-----Below is the list of Senators who voted for the very bad Omnibus
Federal Lands Bill in 2009. Some are your friends. Youíll be
surprised. They had no business voting for the Omnibus Bill in 2009
but did and it hurt their constituents and their states.

-----Go down the list to see if your Senators are there. Even if they
are not listed, do not take them for granted this time around. Get a
commitment from both your Senators that they will oppose and vote no
on any Omnibus Federal Lands Bill.

If they are listed, remind them of that when you call. Tell them you
will not forget if they vote for the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill in
2010. It is far worse than even the 2009 version.

Here are the Senators who voted for the 2009 Omnibus Federal Lands
Bill that hurt you so much. You need to keep them from voting for any
2010 Omnibus Federal Lands Bill. When you talk to their staff, make
sure they know you know they voted for the 2009 version.

Alphabetical by Senator Name

Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Bayh (D-IN), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bennett (R-UT), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Bond (R-MO), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Burris (D-IL), Yea
Byrd (D-WV), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
Dodd (D-CT), Yea
Dorgan (D-ND), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feingold (D-WI), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Gregg (R-NH), Yea
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Yea
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Kaufman (D-DE), Yea
Kennedy (D-MA), Not Voting
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Not Voting
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lincoln (D-AR), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Martinez (R-FL), Yea
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Yea
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Yea
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Specter (R-PA), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Voinovich (R-OH), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Yea

Sincerely,
 November 2010

Chuck Cushman
American Land Rights Association
Keep Private Lands In Private Hands Coalition
(360) 687-3087
ccushman@pacifier.com <mailto:ccushman@pacifier.com>

P.S. You must deluge your Senators and Congressman with calls, faxes
and e-mails opposing the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill. You must also
mention the LWCF Billion Dollar Trust fund and the Corps and EPA
Wetlands Land Grab.

They will likely be inserted into the Omnibus Federal Lands Bill.
Your Senators and Congressman must understand they will be held
accountable for any vote for these bills.

If these bills pass, youíll get tied up in a nightmare of red tape,
bureaucracy and land acquisition. Eminent domain and condemnation will
be hanging over your head forever

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Here is the Energy and Environment Newsletter Story about the Omnibus
Federal Lands Bill and the Lame Duck Session.

Subject: EPW/Commerce massive water, lands, wildlife bill brewing.

NATURAL RESOURCES: Lawmakers ponder massive water, lands and wildlife
bill before end of year (11/19/2010)

Paul Quinlan, E&E reporter

Lawmakers are working to bundle a slew of waterways, public lands and
wildlife bills into a monumental natural resources package that could
attract enough bipartisan support to pass before Congress ends next
month.

Success is far from assured, aides say, given the lame-duck session's
already-crowded agenda. Staffers and environmental lobbyists are
working down a list of possible measures, reaching out to Senate
offices and counting votes to determine which individual bills could
attract the support needed to pass the potentially landmark package.

"We'd love to try to do it," said Sen Barbara Boxer, the California
Democrat who leads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee,
regarding the water, lands and wildlife package in the works. Boxer
declined to speculate on the chances of such a bill passing both
chambers before the clock runs out in December, warning that "one
person can hold it up."

Bills under consideration for the end-of-year buzzer shot include
water and wildlife measures out of Boxer's committee that would
protect the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound, Long Island
Sound, Gulf of Mexico and San Francisco Bay. Aides are trying to
combine those bills with others out of the Senate Energy and Natural
Resources Committee that would protect more than 2 million acres and
create new national parks, monuments, wilderness areas and wildlife
sanctuaries.

Other potential add-ons originate in the Senate Committee on
Commerce, Science and Transportation and would protect oceans and
estuarine resources like coral reefs and species such as sharks,
Pacific salmon and the southern sea otter, improve fisheries
management, combat algae blooms and promote oceanic research.

Two big hurdles remain. One is whether House leadership can be
brought on board, since many of the bills under consideration have
yet to win even committee approval on the House side. Rep. Doc
Hastings (R-Wash.), for example, the likely chairman of the House
Natural Resources Committee in the next Congress, has said he
dislikes "omnibus" measures, preferring instead to consider bills
individually on their own merits.

The other question is whether leadership will make time for such a
package to receive consideration on the floor in the final weeks of
this Congress.

"It is on a list of items that are possible for consideration during
the lame duck," Regan Lachapelle, a spokeswoman for Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), said in a statement yesterday. "We have a
long list of items that are possible and not much time to do so.
Senator Reid is speaking with the caucus, the Republicans, the House
and the White House to decide what is possible."

Environmental groups are framing the issue in economic terms they
hope will resonate on Capitol Hill. At stake, according to a fact
sheet, is the $730 billion annually that outdoor recreation
contributes to the American economy, while supporting 6.5 million
jobs. It also notes the multiplier effect of dollars invested in
environmental restoration and the boost to surrounding property
values that comes with preserving land.

Most of the waterways bills would boost U.S. EPA's role in their
protection, authorizing money for the agency to setup new program
offices, award grants and increase accountability.

"From Puget Sound to the Gulf of Mexico to the Chesapeake Bay,
Congress has never had an opportunity to restore so many of our
waters in one vote since passing the Clean Water Act in 1972," said
Piper Crowell, clean water advocate for Environment America. "We only
see this kind of opportunity once in a decade."

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Call your Senators at (202) 224-3121. Call your Congressman at (202)
225-3121. The Omnibus Federal Lands Bill which includes the LWCF
Billion Dollar Trust Fund and the Corps EPA Jurisdiction Land and
Water Grab must be stopped. Please do not fail to do your part.

If you know of others who would like to receive these alerts, reply
with their e-mail addresses.

Please forward this message as widely as possible. This is a historic
issue.

It is incredibly important for you to forward this message. By
forwarding the message, you can help get millions of copies of this
critically important e-mail distributed. Thank you in advance for
your help.



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