6/03/2004

From: alra@governance.net
Subject: REFORM ESA Protest Rally, Friday, June 11th

Land Rights Network
American Land Rights Association
PO Box 400  Battle Ground, WA 98604
Phone: 360-687-3087  Fax: 360-687-2973  E-mail: alra@landrights.org or
alra@governance.net  Web Address: http://www.landrights.org 
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE  Washington, DC 20003


REFORM ESA Protest Rally, Friday, June 11th


HOW MUCH MORE LAND ARE WE WILLING TO LOSE??? 


We must face this question.  Unless we REFORM The Endangered Species Act (ESA) now, the possibility of losing your rights to; recreate, ranch, farm, develop, mine, on public lands is our near future. 

The (ESA) needs to be reformed before you lose more countless dollars and valuable time in court.  PLEASE don't wait until it happens, tomorrow a newly listed bug, plant or creature could be added and all due to this poorly written and heavily abused Act.  Over 2000 more subspecies are in the waiting!

On Friday, June 11th, join hundreds of fellow Americans to protest at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) office in Carlsbad, California and on the Internet using letter generators, petitions and a Phone/Fax campaign. 

This FWS office has especially demonstrated their reluctance to use good science in listing species such as the plant, Peirson's Milk-Vetch (PMV) at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreational Area that closed over 49,000 acres!

The American Sand Association (ASA) is organizing this Protest Rally along with many other organizations around the country.  This is a National Issue that effects all Americans and we want your support too.  Please consider joining our Protest.

To make an impact, we plan to have hundreds of trucks, motorhomes, toy haulers, trailers, jeeps, street-legal toys and NOISE (honking) to go with them in the streets of Carlsbad. We will have signs and banners attached to the vehicles and picket signs for those at the office and on the streets nearby.  

The office is located at 6010 Hidden Valley Road off Interstate 5 at Palomar Airport Road.  This office is located directly across from popular LegoLand and is less than one mile from Interstate 5.  A short drive North from nearby San Diego. 
 
We need to assemble so that the elected politicians and the media hears us loud and clear:

THE ESA IS BROKEN AND WE WANT IT FIXED. 

Our future to use public lands depends on this fatally flawed law being rewritten.  Along with Rep. Richard Pombo, Chair of the House Resources Committee, we want to see Peer Reviewed Studies before a listing can be approved.  We have CA Senator Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside) and San Diego Supervisor Bill Horn speaking at our Protest Rally along with leaders from other groups.  All this starts at 1 pm.

Please consider joining forces in our efforts to Reform this Act.  For more Information or to join us, Email to: volunteers@americansandassociation.org or call: 1-562-810-3173

We have complete Protest information listed at: http://www.americansandassociation.org/news/

Thank You,

Jim Colln
Board Member, American Sand Association

On Monday, June 7th we plan to have our Letter Generator live at: http://www.americansandassociation.org/get_involved/esaprotest0607.html

and our Online Petition "REFORM the ESA" hosted at: http://www.petitiononline.com    It will also go live on Monday, June 7th.


Please forward this message to your allies and friends in Southern California.


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