From: email@example.com Subject: CARA-LWCF Sneak Attack using ANWR 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 Warning! CARA-LWCF Sneak Attack using ANWR Urgent Action is required. Liberal Lamar Alexander strikes again. *****ANWR hijacked! CARA-LWCF land grab snuck in as part of last minute deal. CARA-LWCF attached to Budget Bill as part of ANWR threatens landowners and Federal land users. *****The Vote will take place in the next few days. *****Call your Senators Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to oppose this Guaranteed yearly honey pot for the greens. Property rights are in grave danger. This also threatens opening up ANWR. It basically says that the Senators below are considering trading you and your future for ANWR. CARA-LWCF got added into the Budget Bill as part of ANWR in a dark of night secret deal. It puts you in the position of having to oppose ANWR. If you call your Senators, theyll likely take it out of ANWR. The ultimate size of this massive blank check for the greens could be billions of dollars. But here's the twist. The money is only made available - IF - oil and gas drilling in ANWR is approved! ANWR is the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, and holds billions of barrels of oil. Drilling there can be done safely and without damaging the environment. For example, the National Audubon Society has drilled for oil in refuges it owns for over fifty years in Texas and Michigan. The American Land Rights Association has long supported drilling in ANWR as a common sense multiple use of our nation's public lands. HOWEVER, it cannot support ANWR if it comes at a cost of handing over billions of dollars per year to finance seizure of private land. Senator Alexander, you really blew it!!! Heres the background. Liberal Lamar Alexander is using ANWR to attack landowners. Alexander snuck an amendment into the Budget Committee resolution to put aside $450 million per year for CARA Clones Land and Water Conservation Fund. Liberal Republican Lamar Alexander from Tennessee is at it again. He is doing what he did two years ago and that was to add an amendment for a huge slush fund for the greens to the Budget Resolution and ANWR. Here is the rest of the story -- a YES vote on opening up ANWR for oil and gas exploration ALSO is a vote in support of $450 million per year being handed out for seizure of private property and grant money to the environmental left. Liberal Republican Lamar Alexander did just what he did two years ago. He attached to the budget resolution being considered by the Senate wording that permits tax revenues from ANWR to be used for land acquisition and grant money to finance his allies in the environmental movement. So the Greens would get their pile of cash -- ONLY if ANWR passes! This is a last ditch attempt to pander to the Big Green Enviro Machine. Senator "Liberal Lamar" Alexander tried it the old-fashioned way -- pander to the liberals and hope that you can buy them off. ANWR was defeated two years ago, in some part because of Alexanders back room dealings. Alexander is trying to Christmas tree ANWR and hurt you. Liberal Lamar is doing it again now. Sometime Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday the Budget bill will be voted on with ANWR-CARA-LWCF inside. Liberal Lamar Alexander snuck his amendment into the chairmans mark. That is a placeholder for his CARA Clones - LWCF that he will push later this spring. This amendment was attached to ANWR. This will be a vote by the full Senate. Youve got your work cut out for you. Alexander was joined in this effort by Senators John Sununu (R-NH) and Richard Burr (R-NC). It appears that Senators Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Richard Byrd (D-WV) have signed off on this sneak attack also. If true, it means Stevens is willing to trade you for opening up ANWR. His office needs to get a lot of contacts. If the CARA Clones -- LWCF ANWR pass the Senate in the Budget Resolution it will be difficult to stop later on. Action Items. -----1. Call both your Senators at (202) 224-3121 to insist that they vote against this huge addition to the Budget Resolution. Tell them to vote against any LWCF money under the cover of ANWR in the budget resolution. Ask them to offer an amendment stripping out the LWCF funding from ANWR and the Budget Resolution. This could not be more important. If they resist, then tell them to vote against ANWR. They should not be holding ANWR hostage to sneak in CARA-LWCF. -----2. Send a fax to your both your Senators asking them to remove the LWCF language from the ANWR -- Budget language. Ask them to offer an amendment stripping the LWCF language out of the ANWR and Budget bills. If not, then ask them to vote against ANWR. -----3. Call and fax the members of the US Senate Budget Committee. This is critical. If ANWR LWCF passes as part of ANWR and the Budget Resolution, they are trading you for ANWR. Republicans: Judd Gregg (R-NH) -- (202) 224-3324 FAX: (202 224-4952 Pete Domenici (R-NM) -- (202) 224-6621 FAX: (202) 228-3261 Charles Grassley (R-IA) -- (202) 224-3744 FAX: (202) 224-6020 Wayne Allard (R-CO) -- (202) 224-5941 FAX: (202) 224-6471 Michael Enzi (R-WY) -- (202) 224-3424 FAX: (202) 228-0359 Jeff Sessions (R-AL) (202) 224-4124 FAX: (202) 224-3149 Jim Bunning (R-KY) (202) 224-4343 FAX: (202) 228-1373 Michael Crapo (R-ID) (202) 224-6142 Call to ask for the fax. John Ensign (R-NV) (202) 224-6244 FAX: (202) 228-2193 John Cornyn (R-TX) (202) 224-2934 FAX: (202) 228-2856 Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (202) 224-6361 FAX: (202) 224-2126 Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (202) 224-5972 FAX: (202) 224-3808 Democrats: Kent Conrad (D-ND) (202) 224-2043 FAX: (202) 224-7776 Paul Sarbanes (D-MD) (202) 224-4524 FAX: (202) 224-1651 Patty Murray (D-WA) (202) 224-2621 FAX: (202) 224-0238 Russell Feingold (D-WI) (202) 224-5323 FAX: (202) 224-2725 Tim Johnson (D-SD) (202) 224-5842 FAX: (202) 228-5765 Robert Byrd (D-WV) (202) 224-3954 FAX: (202) 228-0002 Bill Nelson (D-FL) (202) 224-5274 FAX: (202) 228-2183 Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) (202) 224-4822 FAX: (202) 228-0325 Jon Corzine (D-NJ) (202) 224-4744 FAX: (202) 228-2197 -----4. Here are the fax numbers for Alexander, Sununu, Burr, Stevens and Byrd. Alexander (202) 224-6361 FAX: (202) 224-2126 (repeated from above) Sununu (202) 224-2841 FAX: (202) 228-4131 Burr -- (202) 224-3154 FAX: (202) 228-2981 Stevens -- (202) 224-3004 FAX: (202) 224-2354 Byrd -- (202) 224-3954 FAX: (202) 228-0002 -----5. Call at least three friends and urge them to call. This is an all out call to action. Please do not fail to make your calls. Get others to call. This is a deadly situation. Please forward this message as widely as possible -- To unsubscribe from this mailing list; please visit http://governance.net and enter your email address.