Repeal ESA Action Alert
Monday, May 1, 2006, we delivered a letter to Senator James
Inhofe (R-OK), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works
Committee, demanding the Endangered Species Act be repealed.
The letter was signed by 6,300 Americans. It had
individuals from all across the nation. Thanks to all of you for having
the courage to do the right thing.
To further maximize the
letter’s impact, we mailed a press release to thousands of newspapers
and magazines to inform them of our efforts. Then, strategically, we
placed an advertisement in Roll Call, the “newspaper of Capitol Hill.”
Roll Call is widely regarded as the leading publication for
Congressional news and information published daily while Congress is in
session. Every congressional office holder, staff member, and lobbyist
in Washington, D.C. reads the newspaper.
Now we need you to make
an important call.
Action Requested: US Capitol
Switchboard, # 202-224-3121
Call your U.S. Senators beginning today. Then, call
Senator James Inhofe demanding the ESA be repealed. Tell him the ESA:
(choose one or two)
• Destroys Private Property Rights and Fifth Amendment
• Regulates and Controls Land Uses and Reduces Land
• Has a 99% “Failure” rate
• Forces Landowners to Pay
Government Mitigation to Use their own Land
• Creates Disincentives
to Landowners thereby Destroying Habitat
• Based on Junk
Computer-Model Science or Advocacy Science
• Driven by Litigation and Environmental Agendas
Lives and Caused Massive Job and Immeasurable Financial
The message needs to be loud and clear. We demand they listen to
us, the landowners, their constituents and their supporters, not big
money interests who use the ESA as a tool for their agenda. Remind them
that private property is the economic backbone of America and that you
put your name on the line and demand they do the same.
Why You Need To Call Today
Two critical things are taking place in Congress
right now. First, Senator Inhofe has indicated he will look for a
vehicle outside of his committee to push an ESA reform bill. We’ve been
assured this will not contain any property rights protections. The
Senator could attach and move a bill at any time, and the sooner he does
so, the more time he will have to get it passed this session.
second critical event is the confirmation hearing of Governor Dirk
Kempthorne, for Secretary of the Interior. That hearing will begin the
first week in May. Once confirmed, we anticipate that the full weight of
the Interior Department will be placed behind a strengthened and
improved ESA reauthorization bill. This is one of Kempthorne’s
priorities. You might remember the Kempthorne-Chaffee ESA bill he tried
to pass when he was a US Senator in the 90’s. It was worse than the
current Act. He is not a friend of private property rights.
is why your call today is so critical. We must insert ourselves into
this debate now if we are to stop the reauthorization of an Act designed
to destroy the backbone of our nation.
By calling today, you
increase the impact of the letter, Roll Call advertisement, and news
You ensure today, Congress will not ignore the hard
working citizens of this nation.
Tell your Senator to listen to you
for a change. That we are organizing to fight for our land and our
US Capitol Switchboard # 202-224-3121
the Letter and Signatures Sent to Congress
ESA Coalition News Release, April 25, 2006