Update on our National Monuments from Sierra Club’s Jim Hines – 8/22

Greetings Public Lands Activists:
 There is a flurry of activity going on at the U.S. Dept of the Interior right now. In the next few days concluding on Thursday (August 24th) we will see Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke make a number of recommendations to the President of the United States regarding the status of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the American west (and one in Maine) as well as 5 marine national monuments in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Most recommendations have been agreed upon, several more are still being discussed by the executive staff at Interior. According to the draft which was circulated among Interior executive staff last week it looks like we are going to lose around 12 national monuments (either completely eliminated or reduced in size).
We are in a epic struggle for the very heart of America, YOUR national parks, national monuments, national marine sanctuaries, national conservation areas, national wildlife refuges and national forests.

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Tuesday 8/15 – We’ve got a little list.

Congress is in “recess”, so some groups are taking rests too. But for those of us who spent the post-election weeks traumatized, 10 minutes a day of actually working to stop his agenda does not seem like a bad deal. It’s a great, useful form of therapy.

So, “Recess, schmeecess”, fellow resisters! Their offices are still open and taking calls. So while many of them are busy hiding from their constituents, let’s give them big call tallies as a “welcome back” present for when they return.

Today we’re putting out a list of environmental issues with proposed actions. Continue reading “Tuesday 8/15 – We’ve got a little list.”

Your Weekly Dose of Sanity-Saving Good News! – “Look for the Helpers” Edition

Despite having never having watched Mr. Rogers as a child, a video of him speaking about how his mother taught him to deal with bad things has stuck with me.

And now, I too, look for the helpers when something terrible happens. And there they are. In Charlottesville. The heroes who jumped in to help in the face of imminent danger, the police who came from far away to keep people safe, including the state troopers who died, and the people who work, tirelessly, year-round, to make Virginia an good and more equitable place to live. And the brave resisters, of all types, who stood up for our morals and our values…

…from the woman who died…

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This Week in Resistance – “Playing Chicken with Kim” Edition

(http://time.com/4894876/donald-trump-chicken-balloon/)

Best quote: “We sent Dennis Rodman. I can’t believe that didn’t work.”

(Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)  said of the retired American basketball player who has taken several trips to North Korea.)

For the most accurate analysis of what’s happening between Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, we once again turn to our nation’s comedians.

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NO on Sam Clovis – yet another climate change denier – and worse! Where does Trump find these people?

Script: I’m calling Senator [Feinstein/Harris] to oppose Sam Clovis to serve as the Department of Agriculture’s top scientist. He is neither a scientist, nor does he accept that climate change is real. He has accused progressives of “enslaving” minorities, and called black leaders “race traders.” He is a purely political appointment with no real qualifications to serve.

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

Not in California? Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com

More Info

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Keep up the pressure to save our beautiful Channel Islands!

COMMENT PERIOD TO SAVE CHANNEL ISLANDS EXTENDED TO AUG. 15

Script Idea (tweak this to make it your own words!): The Channel Islands are a valuable public resource and must be protected from exploitation for private profit.  I strongly oppose any rollback of environmental protections for our Marine Sanctuaries.  Any change in their size, designation or loss of environmental safeguards must be rejected. 

Comment page: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NOAA-NOS-2017-0066-0001
or https://www.tinyurl.com/save-marine-sanctuaries