From: J T WHITE
To: J T WHITE
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 6:42 PM
Subject: More comments needed on S 1689
I am sending this out because I am deeply concerned about the designation of a Wilderness Area in Dona Ana County, our neighboring county, which borders on Mexico in very close proximity of Juarez which has the highest homicide rate of ANY CITY IN THE WORLD.
We have until 3:00 pm on Friday, 2/19, to let the Energy and Natural Resources Committee know what we think about a Wilderness Area in Dona Ana County. You can click on the original alert below and read some testimony to the committee.
There are many reasons to object to this land grab by Washington; national security, private property issues, local economics, increased control by DC enabled by our tax dollars, the high probability that the "science" used to justify this Wilderness Area is tainted/skewed - not unlike Global Warming.
I am providing a link to view current Wilderness Areas: http://www.wilderness.net/index.cfm?fuse=NWPS Please open this and type NM to view New Mexico Wilderness areas. It will astound you. Guaranteed.
Here is what you need to do now. Contact Bingaman, Udall, Teague. Direct links are below in the original message. If you have already done this, do it again. Then call or fax the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. This may take a few tries as there is only one number and one person answering the phone. Be persistent and polite.
Energy and Natural Resources Committee Office
Phone: (202) 224-4971
Fax: (202) 224-6163
We have won similar battles using this strategy. After you have made your voice heard, please forward wide and far as this is, at a minimum, a national security issue and every American can be concerned if this gets out of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Jim Switzer, National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers, "The presence of any wilderness on the Mexican border is a danger to the security of the United States"
Subject: Comments needed on S 1689
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 07:15:40 -0700
STAND UP TO PRESERVE OUR ACCESS TO PUBLIC LANDS
Comment Deadline – THIS FRIDAY, Feb 19
The field hearing for S 1689 was held in Las Cruces yesterday. A hearty “thank you” to everyone who attended to express their concerns about the numerous impacts of this wilderness legislation.
There was clear agreement on protection of these lands from sale and development from all who testified. The main point of contention is what legislative tool is used to establish this protection. It was clear from the testimony that there are many concerns about establishing federal Wilderness protection, which is the most restrictive land use designation available. Many compelling issues were raised, but flood control, border security, and public access stand out as very serious concerns.
For more information on the testimony and some excerpts, click here.
This legislation is NOT in the best interests of Dona Ana County residents.
There is still a small window of opportunity to have your input heard. Comments will be accepted until this FRIDAY, Feb 25.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT TO THE COMMITTEE:
The Energy and Natural Resource Committee will accept comments on the Wilderness issue until February 19, 2010.
Access the Committee's contact information by clicking here. It only takes a few minutes to fill out their form and provide your input.
CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS:
Jeff Bingaman http://bingaman.senate.gov Las Cruces office 575-523-6561
Tom Udall http://firstname.lastname@example.org Las Cruces office 575-526-5475
Harry Teague http://teague.house.gov Las Cruces office 575-522-3908
Remember – YOUR SILENCE IS IMPLIED AGREEMENT!
PEOPLE FOR PRESERVING OUR WESTERN HERITAGE
PRESERVE THE LAND FOR THE PEOPLE, NOT FROM THE PEOPLE
Thursday, February 18, 2010
From: J T WHITE