Action Alert from American Land Rights Association: Enviros
launch attack in Congress on Klamath farmers - you are needed to
American Land Rights Association
7/16/02 - Leftwing extremist Congressman Earl Blumenauer
(D-OR), joined by the
Wilderness Society and other anti-people enviro-land grabbers,
has filed an
amendment to the Interior Department appropriations bill to end
leases on federal lands in the Klamath Basin.
The amendment is expected to be voted on THIS WEEK, on
Thursday or Friday July 17, 18, or 19.
Property Rights Champions Representatives Wally Herger (R-CA)
Walden (R-OR) are leading the way in fighting against this
longstanding leases that are beneficial to both people and
The agricultural production from these leases helps BOTH
migrating birds. Here is a description - thanks to Deb Crisp,
Barb Hall and
John Crawford of the Tulelake Growers Association and People for
the USA for
this important information.
The Blumenauer amendment is an attempt to eliminate the Lease
Program as established by the 1964 Kuchel Act. These farmlands
essential to the local economy and provide tremendous wildlife
especially food and habitat for migrating waterfowl.
*****Lease farmers on the Tulelake Refuge have to leave 1/4
of their crops
unharvested for the wildlife.*****
*****Same thing on the Lower Klamath Lake Refuge except the
have to leave a THIRD of their crops unharvested and in the
fields for the
1. Cereal grain production is required on seventy five
percent of the refuge
lease lands. This requirement directly benefits waterfowl. The
benefits from an effective crop rotation program that
the fertility of the soil.
2. The crop rotation program maximizes cereal grain residues
by waterfowl. These crops are soil building crops.
3. Competition among producers of row crops on the lease
lands is the only
vehicle that can possibly maximize lease revenues as required by
Act. In addition, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is utilizing
revenue generated by the Lease Land Farm Program for a number of
environmental purposes. This will be discontinued if water is
the Tule Lake lease lands.
The State of California has the most stringent pesticide
regulations in the nation. Ninety percent of the registered
in California are disallowed on the lease lands in accordance
Integrated Pest Management Plan for Leased Lands at Lower
Tulelake National Wildlife Refuges Oregon/California. The leases
beneficial to people, the economy and wildlife.
Congressman Blumenauer doesn't care if the farming leases are
a win-win for
people and wildlife. He is just one of many enviros who wants to
people out of rural areas and into cities, fulfilling plans laid
out by the
anti-people Wildlands Project.
Blumenauer represents the HEART of the environmental movement
pro-environment, just anti-people. Specifically, anti- any
people who are
different than him - who are anything except urban leftwing
Blumenauer represents Portland, Oregon in Congress, so his
actions are a
direct attack on fellow Oregonians.
CALL NOW!!! Get your friends to call.
Contact your member of the House of Representatives
immediately. The vote
could come Wednesday, but it is more likely to be Thursday or
Tell your Congressman or his staff to vote NO on the Blumenauer
Basin anti-farming amendment.
You may call any Congressman at the Capitol Switchboard --
or the temporary FREE NUMBER (800) 648-3516.
PLEASE NOTE - CORRECTION:
Representative Mac Thornberry of Texas was accidentally left
off the list of
Resources Committee members who voted YES in favor of amending
Endangered Species Act to require strong scientific data in
order to list a
Thornberry is one of the very best Champions we have in
Congress - Thank You
Congressman for supporting private property rights and the
multiple use of public lands!