Monday, March 21, 2005

ACTION ALERT: Anti-Environment Extremist Heads to Senate Vote

A Message from the League of Conservation

We need your help to stand up against the lifetime appointment of anti-environment extremist William Myers to be a senior federal judge. As expected, yesterday a committee voted along party lines to pass his nomination on to the full Senate for a final showdown vote. The vote is scheduled to take place just after Easter, so we don't have much time to act!

The only way to stop this former mining lobbyist from undermining environmental laws for decades is to flood the Senate with e-mails, calls, and letters. E-mail your Senators NOW! Then call (202) 224-3121 and tell them directly.
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A special request: As an environmentally-focused organization, LCV isn't usually involved in judicial nominations. But more than ever, lifetime appointments have a huge impact on environmental policy -- especially with George W. Bush starting to pack the courts with pro-polluter judges. Coordinating this massive strategy is an unexpected strain on our budget -- please consider making a contribution to LCV to help defray the costs of this mobilization. We'll use the funds to turn up the heat on Bush, Myers, and the Senate.

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Myers is being nominated to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over some of the nation's most pristine wilderness areas, including California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, and Hawaii. We cannot take the risk of having a friend of the mining industry in this post. He's a danger to the Clean Water Act, our wilderness areas, and the Endangered Species Act.

Together we can send a message to George Bush that we don't want anti-environment extremists sitting in judgment of the laws that protect our air, land, water, and wildlife.



Betsy Loyless
Vice President for Policy & Lobbying
League of Conservation Voters

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