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Executive Order--Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes
Whitehouse.gov ^ | July 19, 2010 | n/a

Posted on 07/24/2010 4:21:36 AM PDT by Cindy

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www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/executive-order-stewardship-ocean-our-coasts-and-great-lakes

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 19, 2010

Executive Order--Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Purpose. The ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes provide jobs, food, energy resources, ecological services, recreation, and tourism opportunities, and play critical roles in our Nation's transportation, economy, and trade, as well as the global mobility of our Armed Forces and the maintenance of international peace and security. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and resulting environmental crisis is a stark reminder of how vulnerable our marine environments are, and how much communities and the Nation rely on healthy and resilient ocean and coastal ecosystems. America's stewardship of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes is intrinsically linked to environmental sustainability, human health and well-being, national prosperity, adaptation to climate and other environmental changes, social justice, international diplomacy, and national and homeland security.

This order adopts the recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force, except where otherwise provided in this order, and directs executive agencies to implement those recommendations under the guidance of a National Ocean Council. Based on those recommendations, this order establishes a national policy to ensure the protection, maintenance, and restoration of the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources, enhance the sustainability of ocean and coastal economies, preserve our maritime heritage, support sustainable uses and access, provide for adaptive management to enhance our understanding of and capacity to respond to climate change and ocean acidification, and coordinate with our national security and foreign policy interests.

This order also provides for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans that build upon and improve existing Federal, State, tribal, local, and regional decisionmaking and planning processes. These regional plans will enable a more integrated, comprehensive, ecosystem-based, flexible, and proactive approach to planning and managing sustainable multiple uses across sectors and improve the conservation of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes.

Sec. 2. Policy. (a) To achieve an America whose stewardship ensures that the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes are healthy and resilient, safe and productive, and understood and treasured so as to promote the well-being, prosperity, and security of present and future generations, it is the policy of the United States to:

(i) protect, maintain, and restore the health and biological diversity of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources; (ii) improve the resiliency of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems, communities, and economies; (iii) bolster the conservation and sustainable uses of land in ways that will improve the health of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems; (iv) use the best available science and knowledge to inform decisions affecting the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes, and enhance humanity's capacity to understand, respond, and adapt to a changing global environment; (v) support sustainable, safe, secure, and productive access to, and uses of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes; (vi) respect and preserve our Nation's maritime heritage, including our social, cultural, recreational, and historical values; (vii) exercise rights and jurisdiction and perform duties in accordance with applicable international law, including respect for and preservation of navigational rights and freedoms, which are essential for the global economy and international peace and security; (viii) increase scientific understanding of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems as part of the global interconnected systems of air, land, ice, and water, including their relationships to humans and their activities; (ix) improve our understanding and awareness of changing environmental conditions, trends, and their causes, and of human activities taking place in ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes waters; and (x) foster a public understanding of the value of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes to build a foundation for improved stewardship. (b) The United States shall promote this policy by:

(i) ensuring a comprehensive and collaborative framework for the stewardship of the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes that facilitates cohesive actions across the Federal Government, as well as participation of State, tribal, and local authorities, regional governance structures, nongovernmental organizations, the public, and the private sector; (ii) cooperating and exercising leadership at the international level; (iii) pursuing the United States' accession to the Law of the Sea Convention; and (iv) supporting ocean stewardship in a fiscally responsible manner. Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this order:

(a) "Final Recommendations" means the Final Recommendations of the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force that shall be made publicly available and for which a notice of public availability shall be published in the Federal Register.

(b) The term "coastal and marine spatial planning" means a comprehensive, adaptive, integrated, ecosystem-based, and transparent spatial planning process, based on sound science, for analyzing current and anticipated uses of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes areas. Coastal and marine spatial planning identifies areas most suitable for various types or classes of activities in order to reduce conflicts among uses, reduce environmental impacts, facilitate compatible uses, and preserve critical ecosystem services to meet economic, environmental, security, and social objectives. In practical terms, coastal and marine spatial planning provides a public policy process for society to better determine how the ocean, our coasts, and Great Lakes are sustainably used and protected -- now and for future generations.

(c) The term "coastal and marine spatial plans" means the plans that are certified by the National Ocean Council as developed in accordance with the definition, goals, principles, and process described in the Final Recommendations.

Sec. 4. Establishment of National Ocean Council. (a) There is hereby established the National Ocean Council (Council).

(b) The Council shall consist of the following:

(i) the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, who shall be the Co-Chairs of the Council; (ii) the Secretaries of State, Defense, the Interior, Agriculture, Health and Human Services, Commerce, Labor, Transportation, Energy, and Homeland Security, the Attorney General, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the National Science Foundation, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; (iii) the National Security Advisor and the Assistants to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, Domestic Policy, Energy and Climate Change, and Economic Policy; (iv) an employee of the Federal Government designated by the Vice President; and (v) such other officers or employees of the Federal Government as the Co-Chairs of the Council may from time to time designate. (c) The Co-Chairs shall invite the participation of the Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, to the extent consistent with the Commission's statutory authorities and legal obligations, and may invite the participation of such other independent agencies as the Council deems appropriate.

(d) The Co-Chairs of the Council, in consultation with the National Security Advisor and the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, shall regularly convene and preside at meetings of the Council, determine its agenda, direct its work, and, as appropriate to address particular subject matters, establish and direct committees of the Council that shall consist exclusively of members of the Council.

(e) A member of the Council may designate, to perform committee functions of the member, any person who is within such member's department, agency, or office and who is (i) an officer of the United States appointed by the President, (ii) a member of the Senior Executive Service or the Senior Intelligence Service, (iii) a general officer or flag officer, or (iv) an employee of the Vice President.

(f) Consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations, the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Council on Environmental Quality shall provide the Council with funding, including through the National Science and Technology Council or the Office of Environmental Quality. The Council on Environmental Quality shall, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, provide administrative support necessary to implement this order.

(g) The day-to-day operations of the Council shall be administered by a Director and a Deputy Director, who shall supervise a full-time staff to assist the Co-Chairs in their implementation of this order.

Sec. 5. Functions of the Council. (a) The Council shall have the structure and function and operate as defined in the Final Recommendations. The Council is authorized, after the Council's first year of operation, to make modifications to its structure, function, and operations to improve its effectiveness and efficiency in furthering the policy set forth in section 2 of this order.

(b) To implement the policy set forth in section 2 of this order, the Council shall provide appropriate direction to ensure that executive departments', agencies', or offices' decisions and actions affecting the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes will be guided by the stewardship principles and national priority objectives set forth in the Final Recommendations, to the extent consistent with applicable law. The Council shall base its decisions on the consensus of its members. With respect to those matters in which consensus cannot be reached, the National Security Advisor shall coordinate with the Co-Chairs and, as appropriate, the Assistants to the President for Energy and Climate Change, and Economic Policy, and the employee of the United States designated by the Vice President, subject to the limitations set forth in section 9 of this order, to present the disputed issue or issues for decision by the President.

Sec. 6. Agency Responsibilities. (a) All executive departments, agencies, and offices that are members of the Council and any other executive department, agency, or office whose actions affect the ocean, our coasts, and the Great Lakes shall, to the fullest extent consistent with applicable law:

(i) take such action as necessary to implement the policy set forth in section 2 of this order and the stewardship principles and national priority objectives as set forth in the Final Recommendations and subsequent guidance from the Council; and (ii) participate in the process for coastal and marine spatial planning and comply with Council certified coastal and marine spatial plans, as described in the Final Recommendations and subsequent guidance from the Council. (b)Each executive department, agency, and office that is required to take actions under this order shall prepare and make publicly available an annual report including a concise description of actions taken by the agency in the previous calendar year to implement the order, a description of written comments by persons or organizations regarding the agency's compliance with this order, and the agency's response to such comments.

(c) Each executive department, agency, and office that is required to take actions under this order shall coordinate and contribute resources, as appropriate, to assist in establishing a common information management system as defined in the Final Recommendations and shall be held accountable for managing its own information assets by keeping them current, easily accessible, and consistent with Federal standards.

(d) To the extent permitted by law, executive departments, agencies, and offices shall provide the Council such information, support, and assistance as the Council, through the Co-Chairs, may request.

Sec. 7. Governance Coordinating Committee. The Council shall establish a Governance Coordinating Committee that shall consist of 18 officials from State, tribal, and local governments in accordance with the Final Recommendations. The Committee may establish subcommittees chaired by representatives of the Governance Coordinating Committee. These subcommittees may include additional representatives from State, tribal, and local governments, as appropriate to provide for greater collaboration and diversity of views.

Sec. 8. Regional Advisory Committees. The lead Federal department, agency, or office for each regional planning body established for the development of regional coastal and marine spatial plans, in consultation with their nonfederal co-lead agencies and membership of their regional planning body, shall establish such advisory committees under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., as they deem necessary to provide information and to advise the regional planning body on the development of regional coastal and marine spatial plans to promote the policy established in section 2 of this order.

Sec. 9. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order, the establishment of the Council, and the Final Recommendations shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) authority granted by law to an executive department or agency or the head thereof; or (ii) functions assigned by the President to the National Security Council or Homeland Security Council (including subordinate bodies) relating to matters affecting foreign affairs, national security, homeland security, or intelligence. (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(c) In carrying out the provisions of this order and implementing the Final Recommendations, all actions of the Council and the executive departments, agencies, and offices that constitute it shall be consistent with applicable international law, including customary international law, such as that reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention.

(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

Sec. 10. Revocation. Executive Order 13366 of December 17, 2004, is hereby revoked.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE, July 19, 2010.


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KEYWORDS: coasts; democrats; executiveorder; executiveorders; greatlakes; lakes; michigan; obama; oceans

1 posted on 07/24/2010 4:21:39 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

His job is to enforce the law NOT to make law.

This must STOP! He is way out of control.


2 posted on 07/24/2010 4:29:07 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America... "

And that right there, Houston, is why so many "birthers" think we have a big problem sitting in the WH
3 posted on 07/24/2010 4:34:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: SumProVita

This is the same man who appointed another one of his friends as Great Lakes Czar, given him billions of dollars and no one has heard from him since. Dick Durbin now wants Obozo to appoint a carp czar.

This is also the man who stands in the way of a lawsuit brought by Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and supported by Ohio, Indiana, and Ontario against Illinois for a temporary closure of the Chicago shipping canal to prevent the spread of the asian carp.

The man is a freaking moron and a disaster for everything he touches.


4 posted on 07/24/2010 4:37:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Cindy

I KNEW that Pet Rock craze would lead to something like this


5 posted on 07/24/2010 5:28:03 AM PDT by RepublicanMeansAmerican
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To: Cindy

For anybody who wants to work on, play on, visit, or live near, any of these bodies of water or their beachs, fagetaboutit.

This will be more strictly enforced than our borders.


6 posted on 07/24/2010 5:30:23 AM PDT by CPOSharky (They ain't "illegals." They are just unregistered democrats.)
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To: CPOSharky
When speaking of the great lakes (or any other body of water) its best to understand that they generally mean the entire watershed. I live on the interior of Michigan and I'm supposed to get approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to put in a permenant dock at the little lake I live on.

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They don't want their control to end at the shorelines, they intend their control to go all the way to the groundwater under the land. For a water state like Michigan, it would mean getting rid of pretty much every last one of us. Personally I'm not so sure many of our economic problems aren't deliberate and rooted in the idea of evacuating us.
7 posted on 07/24/2010 5:49:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Cindy

From Sec 2,1.”(vii) exercise rights and jurisdiction and perform duties in accordance with applicable international law, including respect for and preservation of navigational rights and freedoms, which are essential for the global economy and international peace and security”
Did I miss the part about US Law and securing the interests of the US and its citizens???


8 posted on 07/24/2010 6:07:22 AM PDT by Pat4ever (2010-Flip the Congress! (AF Vet))
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To: cripplecreek
Since the city of Milwaukee insists on dumping raw sewage from the Deep Tunnel when capacity reaches 40%;

Since the city has dumped at least 700,000,000 gallons (prior to the storms on the past few days) of combined raw sewage and run off so far this year into Lake Michigan;

It is hereby resolved to create the Office of Great Lakes Crap Tsar in order to regulate environmentally friendly dumping of raw sewage in accordance with the Law of the Sea; and to enact social justice for the common good and collective salvation of the Great Lakes regions.

9 posted on 07/24/2010 6:28:58 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: cripplecreek
Actually various DNRs are attempting to redefine “navigable waterways” to any body of water no matter how small, pond, rain puddle, rain run off creek, or other depressions containing water either on permanent or temporary basis...
10 posted on 07/24/2010 6:34:59 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: Pat4ever
Did I miss the part about US Law and securing the interests of the US and its citizens???

Yes you did... it is in the small print... under Article X, subsection (ix) of paragraph 10 in Section XXI of the Law of the Sea, wherein “US” is defied as a geographical area of the North American Continent, and “citizens” as members of various classes of political elites and Treaty Tribes.

See tag line...

11 posted on 07/24/2010 6:41:54 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: Cindy

Sneaks in ‘social justice’, LOST (Law of the Sea Treaty), subordinates US to International law, and revokes a Bush Executive order with one stroke of the pen! These commies are geniuses at destroying the economy aren’t they!


12 posted on 07/24/2010 7:03:09 AM PDT by CRBDeuce (here, while the internet is still free of the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: Cindy

got to love this little b-——d


13 posted on 07/24/2010 7:14:20 AM PDT by phockthis
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To: Cindy
and America takes another one in the........
rlmorel

14 posted on 07/24/2010 7:36:43 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: cripplecreek
the ultimate authority on my lake, Seneca Lake-NY, is the U.S. Coast Guard, because it flows into to the Erie Canal that flows into the Hudson River that flows into Atlantic Ocean
15 posted on 07/24/2010 7:42:27 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: grellis; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...

“Executive Order 13366 of December 17, 2004, is hereby revoked.” Thanks Cindy.


16 posted on 07/25/2010 4:26:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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If you would like to be added or dropped from the Michigan ping list, please freepmail me.

100% of the state of Michigan is in the Great Lakes watershed. So much for state's rights.

17 posted on 07/25/2010 9:13:57 AM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: grellis

When you look at the watershed map, its pretty amazing that Illinois gets preference over the rest of the great lakes states. Great Lakes czar, Cameron Davis is another Chicago radical environmentalist.


18 posted on 07/25/2010 9:27:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: CRBDeuce; grellis; Cindy; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; Atom Smasher; cripplecreek; SunkenCiv; ...
Obviously "social justice" has no meaning to anyone who isn't a Marxist. What relationship does it have to the environment of the coasts and Great Lakes, anyway? Reading through this, the whole thing sounds like a bunch of bureaucratic gobbledygook.

Can anyone summarize what the revoked Bush Executive Order said? (That might be the key to understanding what the Obamatons have in mind here.)

19 posted on 07/25/2010 11:50:24 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Cindy

Sigh—can’t take much more this crap—gonna retreat to take a nap. Maybe the bad dream will go away.


20 posted on 07/25/2010 11:51:06 AM PDT by madison10
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To: PIF
Seems the Wisc DNR defines “navigable waterways” as anything that will float a rubber ducky. A friend is going thru a bunch of crap because of a lousy DITCH.
21 posted on 07/25/2010 11:55:30 AM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: cripplecreek

Sad. I’m not leaving...yet. Jenny’s fault. Why do they want all of our water?

Better get property and water rights (for what they are worth) while we still can.


22 posted on 07/25/2010 12:04:37 PM PDT by madison10
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To: justiceseeker93

As Marx (Groucho) said, “whatever it is, I’m against it.”


23 posted on 07/26/2010 11:17:37 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 ( Two-state solution: A bad idea whose time has gone.)
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To: Eleutheria5
As Marx (Groucho) said, "whatever it is, I'm against it."

As Marx (Karl) would have said, "whatever it is, I'm for it (if it comes from the Obama White House)."

24 posted on 07/27/2010 11:49:26 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Cindy

Senator Mike Johanns
404 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: (202) 224-4224 Fax: (202) 228-0436

Senator Benjamin E. Nelson
720 Hart Senate Office Building, United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: 1-202-224-6551 Fax: 1-202-228-0012

Congressman Adrian Smith
503 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone (202) 225-6435 Fax (202) 225-0207

July 27, 2010

ISSUE: EO 13547: Stewardship of the Ocean, Our Coasts, and the Great Lakes

This EO usurps U.S. Senate, so to implement the United Nations’ Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), aka Law of the Sea Convention, thus subverting the Senate’s constitutional power to ratify treaties. LOST is connected with Agenda 21, Sustainable Development, and CENTRALLY PLANNED land use via regional governing sectors.

This is executive order follows UN sustainable development dogma and creates a massive federal bureaucracy, so to institute regional governance and eliminate private property. If Mr. Obama is permitted to enforce this mockery of the Constitution, he will then have a potent tool to end property rights altogether, implementing by fiat a treaty that is a direct threat to national sovereignty and which considers man an invader whose presence must be reduced and eventually near eliminated. Please review the resource material provided with this EO copy. Please note that all emphasis (bold or underlining) is my own.

OTHER RESOURCES:
EO13366
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2005/janqtr/pdf/3CFR13366.pdf

EO 13366, which was issued by President G.W. Bush in 2004, prohibited “consensus” decisions. Nowhere in this order did Bush authorize Non-Government Organizations to affect legal process or implement “LOST.”

LAW OF THE SEA TREATY (LOST):
http://www.cwfa.org/printerfriendly.asp?id=7511&department=cwa&categoryid=nation

http://www.cwalac.org/article_494.shtml

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2005/mar/7/20050307-083133-4190r/

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Commentary/2005/01/Legislative-Lowdown-Week-of-January-31

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, CONNECTING THE DOTS:

PART ONE: http://sovereignty.net/Library/sd-1-vid/player.html

PART TWO: http://sovereignty.net/Library/sd-2-vid/player.html

PART THREE: http://sovereignty.net/Library/sd-3-vid/player.html

Excellent Resource on dangers of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development:

http://spinpolitico.com/

“Sustainable Development / Agenda 21 for Dummies”:

http://spinpolitico.com/forum/topics/sustainable-developmentagenda-1

Respectfully,

xxxxxxx
Stratton, Nebraska


25 posted on 07/27/2010 4:08:30 PM PDT by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: TCH

Thank you TCH.


26 posted on 07/27/2010 5:10:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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