From: email@example.com Subject: Congressional ESA Hearing – Clarkston, WA. Monday, June 6th Land Rights Network American Land Rights Association PO Box 400 – Battle Ground, WA 98604 Phone: 360-687-3087 – Fax: 360-687-2973 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Web Address: http://www.landrights.org Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003 Congressional ESA Hearing – Clarkston, WA. Monday, June 6th Even though this is not called an ESA hearing, its likely that is what the testimony will be about. It will be the best opportunity the northwest has to tell Congress what the ESA is really like and how much impact it has when we haven't even decided what a species is or if it is really in danger of extinction. Read past the hearing announcement below: May 18, 2005 ¯ ¯ ¯ Field Hearing Notice ¯ ¯ ¯ MEMORANDUM To: Members, Committee on Resources From: George Radanovich, Chairman, Subcommittee on Water and Power Subject: Notice for Oversight Field Hearing on “Keeping the Columbia/Snake a Working River” The Subcommittee on Water and Power will conduct an oversight field hearing in Clarkston, Washington on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will focus on the many economic, cultural and natural activities that make the Columbia/Snake a working river system. This hearing will be held at the Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center, 700 Port Drive, in Clarkston. Witnesses will be by invitation only. If you need further information, please contact Kiel Weaver, Mike Correia or Daisy Minter at (202) 225-8331. ______________________________________________________________________________The use of cellular telephones is prohibited on the Committee dais or in the Committee hearing rooms during a meeting of the Committee pursuant to Rule 3(k) of the Committee Rules. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities, including assistive listening systems, interpreters, and materials in alternate formats, may be arranged by contacting the Committee in advance of the scheduled event (4 business days notice is requested) at voice (202) 225?2761; fax (202) 225?5929; e?mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or 1324 Longworth House Office Building (HOB), Washington, D.C. 20515?6201. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, Senator Maria Cantwell (R-WA), Rep. Jim McDermott (R-WA) possible witnesses. They are not confirmed. The US House Subcommittee on Water and Power will conduct an oversight field hearing in Clarkston, Washington on Monday, June 6, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. The hearing will focus on the many economic, cultural and natural activities that make the Columbia/Snake a working river system. This hearing will be held at the Quality Inn and Suites Conference Center, 700 Port Drive, in Clarkston. Call (509) 758-9500 for reservation. The hearing will be at the Quality Inn in Clarkston Washington, which is located on the Snake River. The Quality Inn offers a room rate of $74 as long as availability lasts. It is timely in light of Secretary Bruce Babbitt’s recent Los Angeles Times editorial and comments at a Whitman College on the importance of Snake River Dam removal. And Congressman Jim McDermott’s (D-WA) introduction of a Bill; (HR 1615) in Congress that would require study of Snake river dam breaching and other restrictions on human uses of this important river system. Both McDermott and Babbitt will be invited to testify at the hearing. Remember the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Plan (ICBEMP)? Some people say Rep. McDermott’s plan is ICBEMP on steroids. Numerous Federal agencies and green groups have embraced the Biologicial Opinion for the Columbia River and the Salmon Recovery Plan. These plans would institute land use planning on private property in a vast area of 70 million acres in the Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana. Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is enaged in this issue again. On March 7, 2005 he gave a talk to 300 people in Walla Walla, WA entitled "Wheat, Wine and Waters: Restoring the Lower Snake River" where he advocated removing all four dams on the lower Snake River to restore salmon populations. You must fight back now before the giant green multi-national industrial complex gains more ground. The Congressional hearing on this issue scheduled for June 6 in Clarkston, WA is a great place to start. Congress must see a large group of very motivated folks who want the Columbia/Snake to remain a working river. This will be an important opportunity for the northwest to educate Congress on the importance of the Rivers to our well-being and how out of control the Endangered Species Act has become. The world is run by those who show up and this is our opportunity to show up. A rally is planned before the hearing and if enough are in town the night before there will be an opportunity for discussion on these important issues. If you are planning to come to Clarkston, let us know by return e-mail sent to email@example.com. You will want to be kept informed about any “special events” that are being planned. Even though you may not get an opportunity to testify, be sure to bring written testimony with you. The Testimony Questionnaires should be updated for this hearing on www.landrights.org. You can use these as a platform to send or deliver your testimony. There are four choices. You can choose one or all. This is only intended to give you a platform to start your testimony. You should add your personal comments. You can add additional sheets of paper. But get your testimony in. Please forward this message as widely as possible. -- To unsubscribe from this mailing list; please visit http://governance.net and enter your email address.