Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Same old same old

Looks like the Bush administration is out to have one last foray into destroying wilderness as we know it. This just in from the Wilderness Society:

Dear Friend of Wildlife,

Don't let them get away with it.

The Bush administration is moving at breakneck speed with plans to drill and destroy some of the most stunning wilderness areas in Utah.

The architects of these plans believe they can sneak this land grab past us in their waning days of power.

Please take urgent action. Protect 11 million acres of pristine public lands from sprawling oil & gas development and off-road vehicles (ORVs).

Your quick email today to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will send a strong message: Public lands belong to the public --that's you and me.

Utah's Red Rock canyon country is world-renowned for its stunning beauty, sandstone arches, slot canyons, and wild rivers. A delight to nature lovers, these wild places are also home to bighorn sheep, cougars, endangered peregrine falcons, and more.

The Bush administration is rushing to sacrifice these fragile lands even though conservation groups, citizens, and Congress have been fighting to protect them for decades. There is widespread opposition from most everyone except those who stand to profit.

Tens of thousands of Americans have already voiced their opposition by submitting public comments to the Bureau of Land Management. Nonetheless, the BLM is proceeding with finalizing management plans that would open up the vast majority of these public lands to oil & gas development and increased off-road vehicle use.

Click here NOW to tell Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to put an immediate halt to these destructive plans!

Save Utah's Red Rock canyon country from irreversible damage.

And please help create a domino effect – it's the only way we can succeed in protecting these precious public treasures. After you take action, tell your friends and family what's at stake, and ask them to take action too.

I am deeply grateful for your help in this extremely urgent matter.


Kathy Kilmer
The Wilderness Society

Take action, please.