Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Bush Administration ignoring environmental law?

From Defenders of Wildlife:

Today, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that the Bush Administration will waive environmental and land use laws along 470 miles of the border -- a gross abuse of power that could harm border communities and jaguars and other wildlife.

Call your Senators and Representative now and urge them to do everything they can to stop this awful abuse of power and protect our wildlife and border communities.

The following contacts obviously do not apply for those outside my district, but call YOUR senator and voice your opinion.

  • Henry A. Waxman - (202) 225-3976 or (323) 651-1040

  • Barbara Boxer - (202) 224-3553 or (559) 497-5109
  • Dianne Feinstein - (202) 224-3841 or (415) 393-0707
From the L.A. Times: The two waivers, which will allow the department to slash through a thicket of environmental and cultural laws, would be the most expansive to date, encompassing land in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas that stretches about 470 miles.

The waivers are highly controversial with environmentalists and border communities, which see them as a federal imposition that could damage the land and disrupts wildlife.

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