From: alra@governance.net
Subject: LWCF Billion Dollar Boondoggle Passes with 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: alra@landrights.org or alra@governance.net  
Web Address: http://www.landrights.org 
Legislative Office: 507 Seward Square SE – Washington, DC 20003

LWCF Billion Dollar Boondoggle Passes with ANWR  

Thank you to everyone who tried so hard to block this land grab in the Senate.

Now you must call  and contact your Congressman.

The LWCF – CARA land grab must be attacked in the House.

Any Congressman may be called at (202) 225-3121 or (202) 224-3121.

Ask your Congressman to hang tough on LWCF – CARA and remove the funding from ANWR and the Budget Resolution in the House.   The best thing is for them to make sure the LWCF Trust Fund doesn’t get in at all.

Just say no to the LWCF land grab by Liberal Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
Liberal Lamar’s Billion Dollar Baby.

LWCF is the Land and Water Conservation Fund.   It appears it will get  $350 million for three years, total $1.05 BILLION.  A billion dollar boondoggle.

For Liberal Lamar Alexander (a Republican from Tennessee) this is just "camels nose under the tent."  He will keep going to get as much as he can, now that he has established the precedent of getting land grab funding guaranteed money from ANWR royalty revenue. 

Lamar Alexander introduced a bill last year that would have eventually meant CARA, a $3 billion per year guaranteed off-budget land acquisition trust fund.

Massive guaranteed land acquisition is the death knell for rural America.

Here is what Congressional Green Sheets said today:
   From Green Sheets: 
   Meanwhile, in a twist to the ANWR issue, the American Land Rights 
   Association, which supports drilling, is nevertheless calling for defeat 
   of the budget provision. 

   It said that the receipts going to the Land and Water Conservation Fund 
   "would be handed out for seizure of private property and grant money to 
   the environmental left." -- William Scally 

Liberal Lamar is grabbing a BILLION DOLLARS NOW, and he will go for 
MORE LATER.  Stop this land-grabbing raid on the public treasury BEFORE IT 

The Enviro extremists WILL NOT STOP until they have grabbed YOUR LAND! 

Property rights are in grave danger.

It is up to the House to stop this Dark Of Night Land Grab.

Backroom dealing that sells you down the river.

Liberal Lamar Alexander stuck his small trust fund into ANWR without hearings, no debate and no recorded vote.   

They are setting aside over $350 million per year  - GUARANTEED every year!!!!!  And it is land acquisition AND ALSO administrative costs when land sales are closed, so it finances their operations as well as grabbing land.      

It is a GUARANTEED, PERMANENT, ANNUAL pile of cash for the greens.  This will PERMANENTLY finance the environmental movement with $350 million EVERY YEAR to finance their operations and seize property. 

There is currently a huge budget deficit, and “Liberal Lamar” proposes to place land grabs at a higher priority than ALL OTHER PRIORITIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.  This includes everything from fighting terrorism to education. 
PERMANENTLY financing the environmental movement is more important than EVERYTHING ELSE, according to “Liberal Lamar.”  

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!!!

Action Items:

-----1.  Call your Congressman about LWCF.  Ask him or her to commit to make sure it is not part of ANWR or the Budget Resoultion in the House. Call (202) 225-3121 or (202) 224-3121.  Ask for the staff person that handles the budget, ANWR or LWCF.

-----2.  Fax them a message.  If you don’t have their fax number, ask for it when you call.

-----3.  Call the Resources Committee chaired by Richard Pombo (R-CA).  (202) 225-2761.  The fax number is (202) 225-5929.  The e-mail address is:    resources.committee@mail.house.gov

-----4.  Forward this message to your friends and allies.

-----5.  Call at least three friends and urge them to call.

More Information:    go to www.landrights.org    You’ll see the CARA starburst down the page.  Click on that.  

This bill will move fast so you need to be in close touch with your Congressman.  Call and make arrangements to meet him when he is in town.  Get others to ask him questions at public meetings.

This LWCF Billion Dollar Boondoggle land grab must be brought to his attention everywhere he goes.

Please forward this message as widely as possible. 

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