ESA Reform Bill

BradM

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**GOOD** E.S.A. bill up for vote!



THIS Wednesday, July 10, votes will be taken in the House of Representatives Resources Committee on legislation to IMPROVE the Endangered Species Act.

It will require showing a scientific reason for requesting that a species be listed, and requires the Feds to look at ALL the data available, not just what they choose to look at!

This bill was originally scheduled for June, but the committee did not get to it due to so many other bills on the agenda.

It will be considered THIS coming Wednesday.


***** SEE ACTION ITEMS BELOW *****

Bill number HR 4840 requires "sound science" - solid, valid, legitimate scientific data - to place a species on the endangered species list. This may sound like common sense to most of us. But the leftwing environmentalists are in a tizzy over this bill - they can't stand the idea of actually having their incomplete and fraudulent scientific data reviewed before a species can be claimed as endangered.

HR 4840 was put together by a longtime property rights Champion, Representative Richard Pombo, who is Chairman of the Western Caucus. He is joined in this effort by Representative Greg Walden, who represents the Klamath Falls area in Oregon, and has seen first hand the scams perpetrated
using the Endangered Species Act.

Pombo and Walden are proposing many excellent improvements to the ESA, specifically improvements to the process of listing species. They include, quoting directly from HR 4840:

1) Using field tested data To determine whether a species should be listed, the government "shall give
greater weight to any scientific or commercial study or other information that has been field-tested or peer-reviewed."

2) Including background information on species Petitions to list a species must include the species "current known and historic ranges," "population estimates and trends," and a demonstration
that alleged decline in a species is "beyond the normal fluctuations for the species."

3) Inviting data from all sources, including property owners The government is required to "acknowledge receipt of data regarding the status of a species that collected by an owner of land."

4) Independent scientific review The bill establishes independent review boards, and has them "review the adequacy of any scientific methodology used" to list a species.

5) Public Access Information received proposing the listing of a species "shall be made available to the public."

Sounds like common sense, right? To you and me maybe. But the greenies are VERY UPSET that their endangered species listing scam - no science, ignore competing data, done in secret - may be overturned and exposed to the light of day! They oppose the Pombo-Walden bill.

YOU NEED TO BE HEARD!!!!!

ACTION ITEMS:

FIRST, THANK our Champions - Representatives Richard Pombo and Greg Walden for proposing common sense improvements to the ESA, and for being willing to do battle with the eco-extremists who want to use the ESA to lock up land.

Rpombo@mail.house.gov is Richard Pombo's address.
Greg.walden@mail.house.gov is Greg Walden's address.

SECOND, CONTACT ALL members of the House Resources Committee and tell them to vote YES for HR 4840.

RESOURCES COMMITTEE LIST WITH FAX NUMBERS AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES -- 107th -- Congress (In State Order) (Save this list)

Don Young (R-AK)-FAX: (202) 225-0425 don.young@mail.house.gov

Jeff Flake (R-AZ)---FAX: (202) 226 4386 jeff.flake@mail.house.gov

Elton Gallegly (R-CA)-FAX: (202) 225-1100 -- Go to website: www.house.gov/calvert/

Richard Pombo (R-CA)---FAX: (202) 226-0861 rpombo@mail.house.gov

George Radanovich (R-CA)---FAX: (202) 225-3402 Go to website: www.house.gov/dooley/

Joel Hefley (R-CO)---FAX: (202) 225-1942 www.house.gov/mcinnis/

Bob Schaffer (R-CO)---FAX: (202) 225 5870 rep.schaffer@mail.house.gov

Thomas Tancredo (R-CO)---FAX: (202) 226 4623 tom.tancredo@mail.house.gov

Mike Simpson (R-ID)---FAX: (202) 225 8216 mike.simpson@mail.house.gov

C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-ID)---FAX: (202) 225 3029 butch.otter@mail.house.gov

Mark Souder (R-IN)---FAX: (202) 225 3479 souder@mail.house.gov

Billy Tauzin (R-LA)-FAX: (202) 225-0563 Go to website: www.house.gov/gilchrest/

Dennis Rehberg (R-MT)---FAX: (202) 225 5687 denny.rehberg@mail.house.gov

Walter Jones JR (R-NC)---FAX: (202) 225-3286 cong.jones@mail.house.gov

Thomas Osborne (R-NE)---FAX: (202) 226 1385 Go to website: www.house.gov/johnpeterson/

James Hansen (R-UT) Chairman--FAX: (202) 225-5857 Go to website:
www.house.gov/duncan/

William Thornberry (R-TX)---FAX: (202) 225 3486 Go to website: www.house.gov/ortiz/

Barbara Cubin (R-WY)---FAX: (202) 225-3057 Go to website: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.house.gov/cubin/>www.house.gov/cubin/</A>
 
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