LETTERS, FAXES, OR CALLS NEEDED NOW
Oppose Bush's "Healthy
Forest Restoration Act of 2003" (HR 1904).
October 8, 2003
Senate to vote soon on Bush's forest plan
Your letters, faxes, or calls needed. The
House of Representatives approved President Bush’s Healthy
Forest Initiative, H.R. 1904 in May, which
was then approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee in
July. It is now headed to
the Senate floor. The direct consequence
of the Senate approving H.R. 1904 would effectively
cut Americans out of management decisions affecting their
public lands, give the Forest Service and the Bureau of
Land Management unprecedented and unchecked discretion
to log public forests, and give logging companies and the
biomass industry increased corporate subsidies and unfettered
access to America’s public forests.
Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, and New Mexico Senator
Jeff Bingaman need to hear the voices of New Mexicans right
now. Please urge our State's decision makers to publicly
oppose the President's disastrous plan for our public lands.
decision makers must be informed that our forests will
benefit from legislation that:
necessary funding to assist at-risk communities with
work on federal as well as state, tribal, and non-industrial
private lands in their Community Protection Zones.
the public to comment and participate, in projects conducted
on federal lands.
roadless areas, old growth, and threatened and endangered
species habitat, and prohibits road construction on these
ecologically valuable lands.
environmental laws and allows for fair judicial review.
What you can do