Monday, March 27, 2006

Speak Now or Forfeit Our Forests

We have two days to stop the money grubbing land grabbers from stealing our grand children's inheritance!

After six years of undermining protections for public lands and forests, President Bush's FY 2007 budget proposes to sell more than a quarter of a million acres of public lands. This is another example of the Bush administration's loyalty to the logging, oil and gas industries. According to the New York Times, the Department of Interior's budget documents show that they plan to allow companies to pump about billion in oil and natural gas without paying royalties.

A total of 304,370 acres of national forests across the country would be up for auction under the President's proposal; including over 12,000 acres in Montana (my home state), 75,000 acres in California, 25,000 acres in Idaho, 21,000 acres in Colorado and 21,000 acres in Missouri, 17,000 in Wyoming and 15,000 in South Dakota. Many of the lands up for sale provide important wildlife habitat, clean drinking water and air, and a natural legacy for future generations.

Thank Paul Richard's for the text by signing the petition.

Write to the Forest Service and your local Paper, call a radio station-Make your views be known.

When you finish that, go have some naughty fun with Rob and Pogie's new playmates.

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