From the AOC
Dear Timothy J. Berg,
URGENT: Senate Vote Tuesday December 9th
Senate Defense Budget Measure hijacked with Natural Resources
Committee omnibus. Filibuster is needed.
Sealaska land bill has been inappropriately attached to the National Defense
Authorization Act - vital funding for our US military. Totally unrelated bills that
would never pass on their own have been forced past public scrutiny by combining
them as a package, and quickly, without review attaching them to a traditionally
"clean" military budget.
The sort of behavior that has infuriated people across the country.
Long opposed by AOC. The Sealaska bill devastates public resource users
access and use through a totally unwarranted and undeserved transfer
of cherry picked public lands to the Sealaska native corporation.
The bill is a very calculated "camel's nose" under the tent to reopen the
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Expect a flood of new native
corporation land claims across the state - devastating access and use near
Once the balance of the original deal is upset through the special undeserved
treatment of Sealaska - the door is open for a flood, insisting on "equitable"
treatment and re-visitation of claims.
Across the country conservative press and proponents of a clean military
budget are outraged that a vital bill has been littered with a virtual grab
bag of unrelated pet projects and land use lock out bills.
- 275,000 acres designated as new Wilderness Areas;
- A Women's History Museum;
- Four new National Parks seven National Park studies for new parks to be;
- 16 National Heritage Area land protection extensions;
- Three new Wild and Scenic River (WSR) designations and three new WSR
studies that are expected to become new designations; and
- Land entitlement for Sealaska, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation
In spite of strong opposition and the absurdity of attaching a garbage can
full of pet projects and park bills to a vital military budget passage is
certain unless a filibuster takes place for the removal of the offending
Natural Resource Committee package.
Contact outspoken opponents of the Natural Resources Committee omnibus:
Senator Ted Cruz (TX) and Senator Thomas Coburn (OK). Encourage them to
filibuster until the Natural Resources Committee package is removed from
the National Defense Authorization Act. Thank them for their leadership.
The Honorable Senator Ted Cruz (TX)
185 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Paul_Teller@cruz.senate.gov , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com
The Honorable Senator Thomas Coburn (OK)
172 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510
Brian_Treat@coburn.senate.gov ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact your Alaskan Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich and let them know of your disaproval.
Senator Lisa Murkowski email contact:
http://www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/ ... /emaillisa
Senator Mark Begich
Congress Includes Land Grab Provisions in National Defense Authorization
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014 ... horization
Conservatives push back against parks provisions in defense bill
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-enviro ... fense-bill
Defense bill hits snag over land swaps, wilderness
http://www.militarytimes.com/story/mili ... /19878999/
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Alaska Outdoor Council
"Protecting your Hunting, Trapping, Fishing and Access Rights"
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