Action Alert! Land Grab Vote on Wednesday! Heritage Areas Act
would create a new form of federal land use control
from American Land Rights Association - Land Rights Network
**CRISIS ALERT!!! *** CRISIS ALERT!!! **
THIS Wednesday, May 22, in the House of Representatives Resources
Committee, there will be a vote on HR 2388, the Heritage Areas Act!!!
This bill will simplify the process for establishing "Heritage
Areas" all across the United States. "Heritage
Areas" are a new form of federal land use control, and HR 2388 will
establish an easy to follow format for creating new ones. It is
the environmentalists dream.
*** SEE BELOW *** THREE ACTION ITEMS!!!!!
The "Heritage Area" program will be run by the National Park
Service - this
is the same agency that:
-----1. allows forest fires to run wild and burn down people's
-----2. condemns private property whenever possible;
-----3. and claims huge areas as endangered species habitat so it
recreational use of public lands, from picnics to off road driving.
The National Park Service also has a five BILLION dollar maintenance
backlog - everything from potholes in roads to overflowing sewer systems
fouling the rivers. And yet this agency is constantly grabbing for
power, when it plainly cannot handle the empire it already controls.
So that is who will be in charge of this new federal land use control
program, the National Park Service, an arrogant and irresponsible
land management agency.
The Heritage Areas Act proposes to extend federal control over local
in exchange for federal grant money going to local communities.
see it as a pork barrel spending program to benefit their districts.
However, most of the cash goes to local environmental groups to wreak
on local economies, damage agricultural production and shut down
recreational and commercial access to public lands.
There is NO notification to landowners when their property comes under
federal zoning control - you just find out when you try to install a
swimming pool, re-gravel your driveway or fix your fences.
HR 2388 CLAIMS to be a program for local communities to
promotion of economic development and tourism. HOWEVER,
communities are in
for a rude surprise, because:
Here is what is NOT in the Heritage Areas Act:
>>>the words "economic development"
>>>the word "tourism"
Incredibly, HR 2388 is sponsored by REPUBLICAN congressman Joel Hefley.
Hefley has been in Congress for a long time - probably for too long -
may be considering retiring.
Hefley is looking for a "legacy" - something to be remembered
by. And so
has chosen to sacrifice YOUR property rights so HE can look good in
the liberal newspaper editorial boards with this Heritage Areas bill!
Thanks a lot, Joel!
THREE ACTION ITEMS:
Here are the three staff people who have been instrumental in pushing
horrendous Land Grab - they work for Congressman Joel "I want a
Hefley. Send them a message!!!
Tell them NO LAND GRABS!!! Heritage Areas are a
scam! Tell Congressman
Hefley to get a legacy somewhere else!
Give them a piece of your mind!!!
Here are the key players on the House Resources Committee who can stop
bill - IF - they hear from you!!! PLEASE
contact them and tell them to
fight against the Heritage Area Act for three reasons:
it is federal land use zoning;
it is run by arrogant National Park Service; and
it will damage economic development, not help it!
Call your Congressman. Call your friends and neighbors to get them
You may call any Congressman at the Capitol Switchboard -- (202)
224-3121 or the temporary FREE NUMBER (800) 648-3516.
SEND THE FOLLOWING RESOURCES COMMITTEE
MEMBERS BOTH A FAX AND
Send a FAX and E-mail to as many as you can. Make sure your
hears from you quickly.
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Congress (In State Order) (Save this list)
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PLEASE - it is IMPERATIVE that grassroots rise up in
Once again, the Republican Party is choosing political correctness ahead
property rights and the Constitution!! If enough members of the
object, then the bill will be pulled from consideration!!!
WE'LL SEND YOU A REPORT ON HOW THEY
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