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Old May 12th, 2009, 06:14 AM   #1
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Default S. 799 America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2009 will close the doors on Utah recreat

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Todd Ockert
E-mail: landuse@ufwda.org
Tulare, Ca. 11 May 2009

S. 799 America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act of 2009 will close the doors on Utah recreation!

The wilderness bills keep rolling along in Washington DC. They are after 9.5 million acres in Utah and the Red Rock area this time. The Omnibus bill was not enough, so now they want to surround Moab Utah with Wilderness!
Here are the areas they are attempting to make into wilderness in this bill.

Great Basin wilderness area – 2,239,700 acres
Zion and Mojave desert Wilderness area – 375,500 acres
Grand Staircase-Escalante Wilderness area – 1,729,540 acres
Moab-LA Sal Canyons Wilderness area – 296,800 acres
Henry Mountains Wilderness area – 434,300 acres
Glen Canyon Wilderness area – 902,000 acres
San Juan-Anasazi Wilderness area – 531,300 acres
Canyonlands Basin Wilderness area – 725,700 acres
San Rafael Swell Wilderness area – 1,106,900 acres
Book Cliffs and Uinta Basin Wilderness area – 1,168,800 acres

This bill was introduced by Sen Durbin of Illinois.
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 4/2/2009
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 4/2/2009
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 4/2/2009
Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] - 4/2/2009
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] - 4/2/2009
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 4/2/2009
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 4/2/2009
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 4/2/2009
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 4/2/2009
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 4/2/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 4/2/2009
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 4/2/2009
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 4/2/2009
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 4/2/2009
Sen Udall, Mark [CO] - 5/6/2009
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 4/2/2009

Please take the time to write to your elected representatives, and tell them enough is enough! Most of these lands do not meet the original intent of the Wilderness Act of 1964 “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”
If we want to have anyplace left in Utah to recreate, we need to stop this land grab again NOW!


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Old May 12th, 2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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Wow
Maybe I missed it but I didn't see any senators names on this list that are from the affected area.

How do the senators from the area in question feel about this bill?

I just sent an e-mail to Sen Stabenow expressing my concerns for her actions on this bill.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 09:19 AM   #3
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You caught that too?
It's pretty much the east telling the west how they have to manage their lands.
(And the west doesn't particularly like it, either)
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Here is Sen Stabenow's homepage with a link to send an email: http://stabenow.senate.gov/
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For those too lazy to click the link above. Here is Sen. Stab-me-now's info for contacting her. This in NOT her first time to try to get a bill thru restricting wheeling in the west.

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Washington, DC Office
Senator Debbie Stabenow
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822
TTY: (202) 224-2066
e-mail: senator@stabenow.senate.gov

Mid-Michigan Office
Senator Debbie Stabenow
221 W. Lake Lansing Road, Suite 100
East Lansing, MI 48823
Phone: (517) 203-1760

Southeast Michigan Office
243 W.Congress Suite 550
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 961-4330

Western Michigan Office
3280 Beltline Court, Suite 400
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Phone: (616) 975-0052

Flint/Saginaw Bay Area Office
432 N. Saginaw Street, Suite 301
Flint, MI 48502
Phone: (810) 720-4172

Upper Peninsula Office
1901 W. Ridge
Marquette, MI 49855
Phone: (906) 228-8756

Northern Michigan Office
3335 South Airport Road West Suite 6B
Traverse City, MI 49684
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If someone was to send a letter via snail-mail, what address would be the best to send it to? Your local area office or other?
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If someone was to send a letter via snail-mail, what address would be the best to send it to? Your local area office or other?
I would almost think her office in DC would be best.However, any of them will get the letter to her about the same.
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I would almost think her office in DC would be best.However, any of them will get the letter to her about the same.
Kewl! I think that sending via snail mail carries more weight then an email.
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She's our Senator and definitely needs to get a letter, but we should write all of the Senators on the list.
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She's our Senator and definitely needs to get a letter, but we should write all of the Senators on the list.
Good idea! But thats a lot of people to look up. Anyone have these addresses already? Might make it easier if it was all posted in one place.
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Sent her a stern voice of the ORV'er
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Usually I am pretty polite and P/C. Not so much this time.

Dear Senator Stabenow,
I am deeply opposed to the continued closure of public land to the public. I believe our public land is there to managed for shared usage by all outdoor recreationists, not just those walking on foot.

I do not beleive that wheeled vehicles should be kept out of our public land. Just because you may not enjoy outdoor recreation does not mean that many of us don't. Have you ever taken note of how many hunters, atv's and snowmobiles there are in Michigan? I can assure you that if you vote for this, I will not vote for you in the future.

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Usually I am pretty polite and P/C. Not so much this time.

Dear Senator Stabenow,
I am deeply opposed to the continued closure of public land to the public. I believe our public land is there to managed for shared usage by all outdoor recreationists, not just those walking on foot.

I do not beleive that wheeled vehicles should be kept out of our public land. Just because you may not enjoy outdoor recreation does not mean that many of us don't. Have you ever taken note of how many hunters, atv's and snowmobiles there are in Michigan? I can assure you that if you vote for this, I will not vote for you in the future.

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I believe if you want to email them, just put senator@(their last name).senate.gov It should go to them.

Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA]
http://boxer.senate.gov/
112 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-3553
(202) 224-0454 fax
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA]
http://cantwell.senate.gov/
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-3441
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD]
http://cardin.senate.gov/
09 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-4524
Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI]
http://feingold.senate.gov/
506 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-4904
(202) 224-5323

Sen Harkin, Tom [IA]
http://harkin.senate.gov/
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3254 Phone
(202) 224-9369 Fax

Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA]
http://kennedy.senate.gov/
317 Russell Senate Building
Washington D.C. 20510
p (202) 224-4543
f (202) 224-2417

Sen Kerry, John F. [MA]
http://kerry.senate.gov/
218 Russell Bldg.
Second Floor
Washington D.C. 20510
(202) 224-2742

Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ]
http://lautenberg.senate.gov/
Hart Senate Office Building
Suite 324
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3224
Fax (202) 228-4054

Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT]
http://leahy.senate.gov/
433 Russell Senate Office Building
United States Senatge
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4242
Fax (202) 224-3479

Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT]
http://lieberman.senate.gov/
706 Hart Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4041 Voice
(202) 224-9750 Fax

Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ]
http://menendez.senate.gov/
528 Senate Hart Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
202.224.4744
202.228.2197 fax

Sen Reed, Jack [RI]
http://reed.senate.gov/
The Honorable Jack Reed
1000 Chapel View Boulevard, Suite 290
Cranston, RI 02920
Call: (401) 943-3100
Fax: (401) 464-6837

Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT]
http://sanders.senate.gov/
332 Dirksen Building
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C., 20510
Phone - 202-224-5141
Fax - 202-228-0776

Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI]
http://stabenow.senate.gov/
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-4822

Sen Udall, Mark [CO]
http://markudall.senate.gov/
Senate Hart Office Building
SH-317
Washington, D.C. 20510
(877-768-3255)
P: 202-224-5941
F: 202-224-6471

Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI]
http://whitehouse.senate.gov/
Hart Senate Office Building
Room 502
Washington, D.C. 20510
202-224-2921 phone
202-228-6362 fax
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Thanks Icemanii! I will send letters to them all as well as a email to them all.
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Working on writing all of these fine politicians. Have the first four done. Plus Stab-me-now.

Love the fact none of the bills creators are actually from Utah. Bet very few, if any, of these politicians have even visited the area they are trying to close down.
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The treehuggers bought & paid for them to do the very things we here hate. I can't figure for the life of me how a senator who doesn't live in a state can introduce a bill there? seems like major pandering to me?
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Green is the "in" thing right now. All of these politicians are jumping on the bandwagon where ever they can. This is not the first of these bills to be introduced, and it will not be the last.
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This is beyond maddening. And of course it's always the same names popping up whenever some jack up new piece of bullshit legislation hits.

I officially hate the people who keep voting these demon trolls in office.
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