From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: California ESA Comment Deadline Land Rights Network American Land Rights Rights Association PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA 98604 Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973 – E-mail: email@example.com Web Address: http://www.landrights.org Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003 Phone: 202-210-2357 – Fax: 202-543-7126 – E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org News Release Congressman George Radanovich Representing California's 19th Congressional District FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Geoff Embler September 17, 2003 Phone: (202) 225-4540 www.radanovich.house.gov Email: email@example.com Radanovich Urges Comment on Species Designation As Deadline Approaches, San Joaquin Valley Faces Burdensome Regulations WASHINGTON - Congressman George Radanovich (R-Mariposa) today urged San Joaquin Valley residents to submit their comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to stop the agency from issuing an oppressive endangered species designation on a reptilian creature found on millions of acres of land in the San Joaquin Valley. The deadline for public comment is Monday, Sept. 22 at 5:00 p.m. "This is another example of putting junk science ahead of common sense," Radanovich said. "There is no scientific evidence that justifies this action. That's why the people of the San Joaquin Valley need to fight this. We can't afford the arduous regulations that could follow." The Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list the California Tiger Salamander as a "threatened" species under the provisions of the Endangered Species Act. If the agency does so, millions of acres of land in the San Joaquin Valley will be subject to onerous regulations that severely affect agriculture and local control over land use. The designations will result in restrictions on property use, including the conversion of grazing land to more intensive agricultural uses. Property owners will be subject to fines or jail time for failing to comply with the provisions of the Endangered Species Act. Radanovich has asked the Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the comment period, but the agency has not yet decided to grant the extension. San Joaquin Valley residents can mail, fax or email objections and comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service at: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Service Office 2800 Cottage Way, Suite W-2605 Sacramento CA 95825 Fax: (916) 414-6713 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org -- To unsubscribe from this mailing list; please visit http://governance.net and enter your email address.