Action #1 – Call your legislators with support for two local environmental bills.
(Message from Jim Hines, Sierra Club)
Good Morning Ventura and Santa Barbara County Friends!:
Noon (west coast time) February 12th…vote on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on:
- Central Coast Heritage Protection Act: Protecting fragile and scenic ecosystems in the Los Padres National Forest.
- Rim of the Valley Corridor Protection Act: Creating a vast protected wildlife corridor of open space lands in eastern Ventura county to be managed by the National Park Service. (Fact sheet here. – nearly half of Californians live within two hours of the Rim of the Valley Corridor)
Both bills protecting lands within Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
It has been exciting working on these two bills, lobbying members of congress for passage and now we will see tomorrow if we are successful.
for the wild,
Minimal script: I’m calling from [zip code] and I want Rep. [___] to know how important [his/her] support for HR 2199 – Central Coast Heritage Protection Act and HR 1708/S.774 – Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act is for the protection of our environment and wildlife.
- Rep-check for HR 2199 here – Brownley has cosponsored, Carbajal is the original sponsor.
- Rep-check for HR 1708 here – Brownley has cosponsored, Carbajal has not.
Rep. Julia Brownley:email, (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal:email. (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Who is my representative/senator?:https://whoismyrepresentative.com
Action #2 – Put your legislator on notice – “Don’t let selling off our public lands and our national parks to destructive industries happen on your watch.”
“There’s a quiet, almost covert, effort to dismantle the public lands management infrastructure,” said Jim Lyons, who was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Interior Department in the Obama administration. “It’s very effective. I call it evil genius.” So let’s let in a little sunshine, folks!
(Message from Jim Hines, Sierra Club below)
APOCALYPSE NOW COMING TO A NATIONAL PARK YOU LOVE