Updates from Jim Hines, Sierra Club. (National Monuments and Wolves!)

Secrecy is their friend, not ours. Share this! Flood them with tweets and calls!

Letter #1 – They are selling off our national heritage for spare parts!

Greetings Public Lands Activists:
 Here is the most recent update we have received regarding the Trump Administration proposal to reduce in size or completely eliminate a number of national monuments in the west.
The following 5 national monuments have officially been declared safe from any reduction or elimination by the Secretary of the Interior:

Hanford Reach NM  (WA)
Craters of the Moon NM (ID)
Canyons of the Ancients NM (CO)
Colorado NM (CO)
Upper Missouri River Breaks NM (MT)
MY NOTE: Of course these NMs are smaller NMs without any potential for mineral extraction or oil and gas drilling. The huge NMs which have mineable minerals and oil and gas will be the ones to go. The Administration placed these smaller NMs on the elimination list so that they then could “save” them from elimination thus showing that the Administration cares about NMs.
The Secretary of the Interior has also told us that he will soon (perhaps before his August 24th meeting with the President) release a set of maps showing how the Administration will radically reduce the size of Bears Ears NM (Utah) and Grand Staircase-Escalante NM (Utah). (UPDATE: Grand Canyon-Parashant NM (north Rim of the Grand Canyon Arizona) is now off the list!). The maps will show that small fragmented segments of these 3 NMs will remain intact but eliminate huge sections of the 3 NMs which have coal, copper, uranium as well as oil and gas.
While publically the Dept of the Interior is saying that August 24th is the day the Secretary will recommend that the President act, we feel that the NMs which will be eliminated will trickle out of Interior before August 24th, this way there will be less attention ( I think not) by the media than one massive elimination on one day.
So far no official word on the other NMS listed during the recent (but now closed) public comment period.
The proposed 2018 federal budget also attempts to eliminate NMs and other national public land units by eliminating any operating budget for those units. I will meet with members of the Administration and members of congress regarding this issue when I travel to Capitol Hill in DC in September.
MY NOTE: Sadly this is how the Trump Administration feels about YOUR national public lands which belong to ALL Americans and to future generations as well.
stay tuned.
for America’s national monuments,
Jim Hines
Team member Sierra Club Protect Wild Utah Team
Co-Team Leader Protect California/Nevada National Monuments Team
Chapter Chair of the Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter which serves Ventura and Santa Barbara counties
Sierra Club California/Nevada Wildlife Team

DO THIS (Call and/or Tweet) and SHARE !Twitter: @SecretaryZinke   (Zinke says that he reads every tweet.)
or phone at (202) 208-7351
NOTE: This number is the office of the Secretary of the Interior. Then call your senators and ask them to apply pressure.

Script: I am calling to ask Senator/Congressperson [___] to take any actions necessary to stop the elimination, reduction and despoiling of our national monuments. 

Senators 
Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884

House
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Not your legislators?http://www.phoneyourrep.com

See more information: https://indivisibleventura.org/2017/08/05/this-week-in-resistance-welcome-to-your-heritage-bring-a-mask/

Letter #2 – Because you “Don’t Know What You Got Til It’s Gone”

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Greetings Wildlife Activists:
 Wolves, the iconic symbol of the American west, a dominate creature in the natural ecosystem and now threatened with extinction once again. Wolves which were killed off in California decades ago are slowly but steadily making a comeback in California (and other areas in the west) may now be victims of congressional legislation.
Southern California congressman Ken Calvert (R-Corona) has introduced legislation into congress to ban any federal endangered species act funding for protection of wolves in California and across our nation.
Please be the voice for our small but growing CA wolf pack and let congressman Calvert know your displeasure with this legislation by calling his office in southern California: (951) 277-0042 or his Washington DC office: (202) 225-1986.
Please let your member of congress know your feelings as well regarding the protection of wolves in California.
Thank you for being the voice for our voiceless wolves.
for wildlife,

Jim Hines, Team Leader
Sierra Club California/Nevada Wildlife Team
Team member Sierra Club Protect Wild Utah Team
Co-Team Leader Protect California/Nevada National Monuments Team
Chapter Chair of the Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter which serves Ventura and Santa
Barbara counties

SHARE THIS!

Script: I am calling to ask Congressperson [___] to take any actions necessary to protect Endanged Species Act funding for our native wolf population. They are necessary  for a balanced wildlife environment.

Call Congressman Calvert

Southern California: (951) 277-0042 or his Washington DC office: (202) 225-1986.

Call your own Congresspeople and express your concern:
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Other Rep Contactshttp://www.phoneyourrep.com

 

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