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PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS WETLANDS ACT
The Democrat.com ^ | January 07, 2003 | James L. Cummins

Posted on 01/09/2003 7:03:56 PM PST by Uncle Bill

President Bush signs Wetlands Act

The Democrat.com
By James L. Cummins
January 7, 2002

President George W. Bush recently signed into law the reauthorization of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act. It's purpose is to encourage voluntary partnerships among public agencies and the private sector to conserve North American wetland ecosystems. It establishes an infrastructure and provides a source of funding to accomplish that end. The Act funds the protection, restoration, management and enhancement of a wetland ecosystem to benefit wetland-dependent wildlife.

According to President Bush, "Today we take important action to conserve North America's wetlands, which will help keep our water clean and help provide habitat for hundreds of species of wildlife. Through this legislation, the federal government will continue its partnership with landowners, conservation groups and states to save and improve millions of acres of wetlands. The North American Wetlands Conservation Reauthorization Act shows our concern for the environment and our respect for future generations of Americans. "With this signature today, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act will be reauthorized for five years. The law authorizes federal money to match donations from sportsmen, state wildlife agencies, conservationists and landowners. Since 1991, more than $462 million in federal grants have helped to encourage $1.3 billion in contributions from others."

"Together these funds have restored streams and rivers, re-established native plants and trees, acquired land that is home to more than a third of America's threatened and endangered species. Because about 75 percent of the wetlands are held privately, we need to encourage cooperation with our landowners. This legislation shows that when government, landowners and conservationists work together, we can make dramatic progress in preserving the beauty and the quality of our environment." Bush also thanked the Congress for supporting this legislation.

Proposed projects are ranked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's North American Wetlands Conservation Council. Selected, prioritized proposals are recommended to the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission for consideration of funding. Membership consists of the Secretary of the Interior, who serves as Chairman; the Secretaries of Transportation and Agriculture; two Members of the Senate (one is Senator Thad Cochran); and two Members of the House of Representatives. The Commission is authorized to approve, reject or reorder the priority of the proposed projects.


Bush Administration Keeps Clinton Wetlands Rule

Bush Supports Clinton Land Grab

W. THE ENVIRONMENTALIST - "On almost every environmental issue, Bush has upheld the Clinton-Gore position." - THE NEW REPUBLIC


The Global Warming Sell-Out

The Global Warming Sell-Out

Conservatives Angered By Environmental Provision - "A tax break for environmental groups is being added to part of President Bush's faith-based initiative"

George W. Goes Green - "George W. Bush was not only ratifying Bill Clinton's edicts in last week's run-up to Earth Day. Free market activists who consider themselves allies were told to sit down and shut up about the greening of the new president."

Cooked Climate Numbers - Thomas Sowell

Global lying - Thomas Sowell

Limbaugh excoriates Bush on global warming

George W. Algore (Say's Rush Limbaugh, Political issue for leftists)

LIMBAUGH RIPS BUSH WHITE HOUSE OVER GLOBAL WARMING 'FLIP-FLOP'

Rush: Fleischer Flips Back, White House Realigns With EPA Warning Report

Is he now Global Warming Bush? - Cal Thomas

Say It Ain't So, George

Is Bush Green?

Is Bush Green?

W. THE ENVIRONMENTALIST - "On almost every environmental issue, Bush has upheld the Clinton-Gore position." - THE NEW REPUBLIC

Bush is as Green as Gore!

Bush Turns Green

Bush Turns Green

"President Bush anted up $235 million in federal funds Wednesday to shelter Florida's Everglades and beaches from oil and gas drilling"

White House defends U-turn on global warming

U-TURN: BUSH ADMIN OUTLINES 'GLOBAL WARMING' EFFECTS ON AMERICA; ACKNOWLEDGES DAMAGE

BUSH DISMISSES OWN ADMINISTRATION REPORT ON 'WARMING'

Bush Administration Blames Humans for Global Warming

GLOBAL WARMING = U.N. SUCK-UP

""Christie Whitman, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief, said Saturday that the United States supports the goal of Kyoto but was reviewing its strategy for achieving it."


Press Briefing - June 5, 2002
"Q Ari, if I could change subjects for a second. This morning you said that the President quoted a speech, indicating that the President believes that human activity is largely responsible for the increase in greenhouse gases. But I'm wondering if he also agrees with an EPA report which indicated that human activity is likely the cause of global warming?

MR. FLEISCHER: Let me just read from the President's statement of June 11th on global warming, and let me read from the recent report the EPA submitted to the United Nations. And I think you'll hear that on the key issues, they really sound very, very similar. This is the President on June 11th in the Rose Garden, in a speech where he announced his global warming policies.

"Concentration of greenhouse gases, especially C02, have increased substantially since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. And the National Academy of Sciences indicate that the increase is due in large part to human activity." That's the President himself speaking.

Here is from the report, page 4, that was just submitted to the United States by the EPA: "Greenhouse gases are accumulating in Earth's atmosphere as the result of human activities, causing global mean surface temperature and subsurface ocean temperature to rise. While the changes observed over the last several decades are due most likely to human activities, we cannot rule out that some significant part is also a reflection of natural variability." And I think what you're hearing is the same thing.

Q I'm glad you make the connection explicitly, since the President addressed greenhouse gases, but not specifically global warming. Does the President agree with the conclusion that human activity is likely the cause of global warming?

MR. FLEISCHER: That's what the President said in his speech in June.

Q That's not exactly what he said. He does agree with it?

MR. FLEISCHER: When the President cites the National Academy of Science as saying that the National Academy of Science indicates that the increase is due in large part to human activity, I don't know how the President could say it more specifically than that.

Q He hasn't changed his mind at all?

MR. FLEISCHER: No. Here's -- the bottom line for the President is, number one, he has made a proposal that he believes is a proposal that not only can reduce the problem of greenhouse gases and global warming, but also protects the American economy, so the American economy can lead the world in technological and scientific advances that also have an effect in reducing pollution.

The President has said, citing the National Academy of Sciences, that the increase is due in large part to human activity. The President has also continued, citing both, now this report the EPA has sent to the United Nations, previous evidence from the National Academy of Sciences, that there's uncertainty -- and the recent report notes that there is considerable uncertainty. That's the state of science, and the President agrees with it. I don't think people dispute that.

Q Its uncertainty, but he can still draw that conclusion, that --

MR. FLEISCHER: He didn't June 11th.

Q He didn't exactly do it, but you're saying it now.

MR. FLEISCHER: Again, when the President cites a report by the National Academy of Sciences that indicates the increase is due in large part to human activity, I think you have two reports that are very similar.

Q Why was he --

Q Why did he call it the bureaucracy yesterday?

MR. FLEISCHER: I think the EPA issued a report that says the same thing. And I think the President was also reflecting about some of the way it was covered, that made it sound as if the report was somehow inconsistent with what he had said previously.

Q I don't think he reflected at all, he just said that, I saw it put out by a bureaucracy. What did he reflect on?

MR. FLEISCHER: I'm sharing with you his insights."
Ari Fleischer Sound Bite


Bush Warms To Climate

The Washington Times
By Greg Pierce
May 21, 1999
Source

Texas Gov. George W. Bush has changed his tune on a key environmental issue, saying he no longer believes there's any question that the globe is warming, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

"I believe there is global warming," he said at a news conference last week. Mr. Bush had said just a few weeks ago that the "science is still out" on global warming. The governor, who is leading a crowded field of GOP presidential candidates, said his team of advisers had changed his mind.

"The last time I wasn't certain of the science," he said. "I've had some briefings recently and I'm becoming more convinced that the science proves there's global warming."

Tom "Smitty" Smith, director of the liberal consumer and environmental group Public Citizen, welcomed the new position.

"We are delighted that Gov. Bush is acknowledging that global warming is a problem," he said. "We would ask him to take a leadership role since Texas leads the nation in global warming."

But Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy, a conservative group that doubts global-warming theories, says Mr. Bush should take another look.

"We think there's been a lot of questionable and bad science that's been used," said the group's spokeswoman, Peggy Venable.
[End of Transcript]

More Than 15,000 Scientists Speak Out Against Global Warming Myth


Bush decisions rankle conservatives

"And now, a Republican administration will continue and complete the work of a Democratic administration. This is the way environmental policy should work."
George W. Bush - SOURCE


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: communism; copernicus3; enviralists; environment; tediouslyredundant; wetlands
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1 posted on 01/09/2003 7:03:57 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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2 posted on 01/09/2003 7:04:48 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Uncle Bill
Sign an executive order ending affirmative action.
3 posted on 01/09/2003 7:08:53 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: TLBSHOW
Remember, I told you he'd fold like a rubber duck. Actually, like I had mentioned, he had already folded, and took his toys home.
4 posted on 01/09/2003 7:13:21 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Uncle Bill
is he a liberal or a conservative?
5 posted on 01/09/2003 7:13:48 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: TLBSHOW
Did Rush mention this? Even briefly?
6 posted on 01/09/2003 7:15:27 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Uncle Bill; Askel5; Inspector Harry Callahan
Uncle Bill bump!
7 posted on 01/09/2003 7:18:12 PM PST by nunya bidness (Your ad here!)
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To: Uncle Bill

8 posted on 01/09/2003 7:19:42 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: TLBSHOW
I am disgusted. On this issue, HE is a sellout. SELLOUT...
I wonder if there are any issues he won't waffle on. Iraq? Axis of Evildoers? Operation Infinite Justice (oops no, it offends the musli). Damn... we spend so much time taking issues away from liberal and extremist democrats, I wonder, WHERE IS THE BEEF? on our1/4 pound hamburger of a president?
He seems to sell out to a moderate to conservative "agenda" on just about everything... Israel, Environment, NOW the greenies get "faith based" values funding? I give up when I see crap like this.
9 posted on 01/09/2003 7:21:43 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2 (clintonsgotusbytheballs?)
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To: TLBSHOW
..is he a liberal or a conservative?...


10 posted on 01/09/2003 7:21:48 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: TLBSHOW
"is he a liberal or a conservative?"

Is he a liberal socialist or a conservative?

I'll tell you what. Format two columns. One on the right. One of the left. The left column stands for socialism. The right column stands for small limited Constitutional government. Afterall, Bush states right on his biography on the White House website that he's a "limited government" kind of guy. See if your computer falls off the left side of your desk. Let me know. Here, I'll help you get started.

11 posted on 01/09/2003 7:22:35 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Uncle Bill
bump
12 posted on 01/09/2003 7:23:14 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: Robert_Paulson2

13 posted on 01/09/2003 7:23:40 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
yeah... On this issue, you got it nailed. what the hey are they both looking at and waving at?
"save the fishies" we are, after all, one with the dolphins, and imprisoned in our very own starkist tuna tins...

SAVE THE WHALES... But don't bring up abortion issues, it might make the democrats mad at us...

btw how's it goin' byron?

14 posted on 01/09/2003 7:25:32 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2 (clintonsgotusbytheballs?)
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To: nunya bidness; TLBSHOW
Is there another article on the internet about this?

The Bush press machine is quiet as they need "real" conservatives to vote for him, the green press loves it but doesn't want Democrats to vote for Bush

15 posted on 01/09/2003 7:32:08 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Robert_Paulson2
...btw how's it goin' byron?....

It's going good my friend, except for that feeling of sick dismay I get when this president sells out those who put him into office. I get that most days here.

16 posted on 01/09/2003 7:32:27 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie
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To: Uncle Bill
Uncle Bill,

On Dec 7th, the Slick Willie presidential order of no smoking anywhere in 'federal' facilities went into effect.

No smoking in a bar anymore. Do you think the pubbies might change that?

That's one of dozens of examples. I don't rely on the pubbies for anything. They're a bunch of pantywaists. I'd like them to surprise me with some backbone though.
17 posted on 01/09/2003 7:40:48 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/820000/posts?page=10

looks like hes caving on n korea down your ways a little too...

not good for the a team, so to speak... as in Australia and our friends all around the pacific rim...
18 posted on 01/09/2003 7:42:43 PM PST by Robert_Paulson2 (clintonsgotusbytheballs?)
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To: *Enviralists; madfly; farmfriend
http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/bump-list
19 posted on 01/09/2003 7:44:51 PM PST by Libertarianize the GOP
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To: Uncle Bill
You should take the time to read what you post. You will be surprised to find that you are contradicting yourself.

You imply that Bush is incorrect in saying that GHGs are increasing and that they are caused by human activity. To support this, you provide links to SEPP.

Here Fred Singer, published at SEPP, states: There is general agreement that the increase in GHGs is due to human activity

20 posted on 01/09/2003 7:50:14 PM PST by Ben Ficklin
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To: TLBSHOW
Bush Signs Bill to Preserve Wetlands

FOX NEWS
Monday, December 02, 2002
Source

(AP)WASHINGTON — President Bush, hoping to burnish his environmental record, signed legislation Monday to continue a program aimed at preserving America's wetlands.

"The federal government will continue its partnership with land owners, conservation groups and states to save and improve millions of acres of wetlands,'' the president said in a White House ceremony.

The legislation extends a program under which the federal government matches donations from sportsmen, state wildlife agencies, conservationists and land owners who pledge to protect wetlands.

Bush said the government has contributed $462 million since 1981 under the program.

Bush also was signing several other bills Monday, including defense spending legislation and a measure in honor of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, D-Minn., who died in an Oct. 25 plane crash that also killed his wife, their daughter and five others.


President Bush Signs Wetlands Conservation Act

President Bush Signs Wetlands Conservation Act

Presidential Hall

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

9:30 A.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: Please be seated. Thank you. Glad you're here. Welcome to the White House.

Today, we're taking important action to conserve North America's wetlands, which will help keep our water clean and help provide habitat for hundreds of species of wildlife. Through this legislation, the federal government will continue its partnership with landowners, conservation groups, and states to save and improve millions of acres of wetlands. The North American Wetlands Conservation Reauthorization Act shows our concern for the environment and our respect for future generations of Americans.

I appreciate two members of my Cabinet who are here today. I'm honored the Secretary of the Interior, Gale Norton is with us, the Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, thank you both for coming.

I appreciate the ambassador, Ambassador Kergin from Canada, for being here as well. Mr. Ambassador, glad you're here. Thanks for coming.

I want to thank Bob Smith, senator from New Hampshire, for being here, and for his work on this bill. I want to thank Wayne Gilcrest from Maryland -- he's got a big interest in wetlands as well as the Chesapeake Bay -- for coming here. I appreciate so very much Robert Underwood, ranking member from Guam for coming. I'm sorry that Jim Hansen is not with us today. He was the Chairman of the House Committee on Resources, who helped write and sponsor and get this legislation passed through the Congress.

I appreciate Steve Williams, who is the director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, for coming today. Where are you, Steve? There you are. Thanks for coming.

And I want to thank the president of Ducks Unlimited, John Tomke, thanks for coming, John. I'm glad you all are here. And I want to thank you all for coming as well.

With this signature today, the North American Wetlands Conservation Act will be reauthorized for five years. The law authorizes federal money to match donations from sportsmen, state wildlife agencies, conservationists and landowners. Since 1991, more than $462 million in federal grants have helped to encourage $1.3 billion in contributions from others.

Together these funds have restored streams and rivers, re-established native plants and trees, acquired land that is home to more than a third of America's threatened and endangered species. Because about 75 percent of the wetlands are held privately, we need to encourage cooperation with our landowners. This legislation shows that when government and landowners and conservationists and others work together, we can make dramatic progress in preserving the beauty and the quality of our environment.

I want to thank the Congress for supporting this legislation. And I ask the members of the Congress and the two Cabinet members who are here today to join me as I sign this important piece of legislation.

(The bill is signed.) (Applause.)

Thank you. Thank you.

END 9:33 A.M.

21 posted on 01/09/2003 7:50:19 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Fred Mertz
"Do you think the pubbies might change that?"

Hi Fred, hope all is well. No, I don't.

22 posted on 01/09/2003 7:52:20 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Uncle Bill
Hey Bill...still lying?

This isn't Clinton's Wetland Bill...it's Reagan's Wetland Bill.

23 posted on 01/09/2003 7:52:33 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Uncle Bill
Now, before I jump in and call Dubya names over this.. It says "voluntary"

Is this the kind of "voluntary" where you get tossed in the klink for killing an endangered salamander in your own backyard or is it a legitimate, bona-fied kinda "voluntary" agreement..

24 posted on 01/09/2003 7:55:51 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Frodo's a flamer..)
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To: Uncle Bill
"acquired land that is home to more than a third of America's threatened and endangered species"

Is this politicianese for government theft of private property?

25 posted on 01/09/2003 7:57:29 PM PST by Savage Beast
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To: Robert_Paulson2
On this issue, HE is a sellout. SELLOUT...

On this issue? What about his suggestion to offer those out of work 3 grand for a 'job search' account on top of being able to sit on their arses for 6 months? And the incentive is that if you find a job before then, you get to keep the money!! Saw that on Brit Hume tonight. And the only protection apparently is Sec. Chao's hope that 'most' of the unemployed wouldn't use $3,000 tax free dollars to go on a cruise or buy a vehicle

26 posted on 01/09/2003 8:02:07 PM PST by billbears (Good luck Sen. Graham, at least one of the Carolinas got a decent replacement Senator)
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To: Fred Mertz; nunya bidness
Bush reauthorizes widely praised wetlands act (Endangered Species)

The Something Undermining Our Nation

Almost Paradise

The Greatest Story Never Told


The Spring Pond Beavers

The Wall Street Journal
March 30, 1998 Review & Outlook

Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion.

The Spring Pond Beavers

Now that the Academy Awards have been handed out, we are proud to present the Award for Environmental Lunacy to the obscure Michigan bureaucrat who sent the following (abridged) letter to a landowner last December:

"It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity: Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond. A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity. . . . The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris dams and flooding at downstream locations. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted. . . . Failure to comply with this request, or any further unauthorized activity on the site, may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action. . . ."

The landowner's response (also abridged) just about says it all:

"[A] couple of beavers are in the (State unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood 'debris' dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, nor authorize their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of natural building materials 'debris'. . . . As to your dam request the beavers first must fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity, my first dam question to you is: are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers or do you require all dam beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request? If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, please send me completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits. . . . I seriously hope you are not selectively enforcing this dam policy--or once again both I and the Spring Pond Beavers will scream prejudice!"

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality informs us that the case has been closed.

Copyright © 1998 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

27 posted on 01/09/2003 8:04:31 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Luis Gonzalez
so it is Bushs bill! LOL
28 posted on 01/09/2003 8:06:40 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
CLINTON AND GORE CONTINUE

REAGAN

/BUSH


WETLAND LOSS POLICIES

29 posted on 01/09/2003 8:07:37 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: Jhoffa_
"Is this the kind of "voluntary" where you get tossed in the klink for killing an endangered salamander in your own backyard or is it a legitimate, bona-fied kinda "voluntary" agreement.."

EPA says "we haven't decided on the rules but we will prosecute you"

30 posted on 01/09/2003 8:07:44 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: TLBSHOW
Reagan's bill "T"...you can try and duck it, but it's Reagan's.

Was Reagan not a conservative "T"?
31 posted on 01/09/2003 8:07:59 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Uncle Bill

OMG! (gosh)

Why in the world did he re-sign this horrible thing?

32 posted on 01/09/2003 8:11:33 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Frodo & Sammy, sittin in a tree..)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
Check out the link in #30.. this does not sound good.
33 posted on 01/09/2003 8:12:32 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Frodo & Sammy, sittin in a tree..)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
WETLAND MITIGATION & MITIGATION BANKING

Pres. BUSH
Feb. 1990 Memorandum of Agreement signed between Army Corps of Engineers and EPA on mitigation under the 404(b)(1) Guidelines

· Avoidance of wetland impacts set aside when a Corps/EPA plan (e.g. Special Area Management Plan) is approved

· Wetland mitigation banking deemed appropriate compensatory mitigation.

· Wetland mitigation may not be practicable where there is a high proportion of land that is wetlands.

Pres. CLINTON/GORE

· Did not repeal this MOA.

NATIONWIDE PERMITS (37 Different NWPs)

Pres. BUSH
Nov. 1991 Nationwide Permit Program - Final Regulations

· "Mitigation banks" deemed to be appropriate mitigation for NWPs

· Fifteen calendar days for natural resources to notify Corps of comments on NWPs

· Corps will not respond to comments of natural resource agencies on NWPs

· Authorization of NWP activities in a state that has denied 401 water quality certification for NWPs

Pres. CLINTON/GORE
· Did not repeal Nov. 1991 Nationwide Permit Program regulations changes

· 23 Aug 1993 - EPA/ Corps sign Memorandum of Agreement on establishment and use of wetland mitigation banks in the Clean Water Act Sec. 404 Program for NWPs.

· 20 Nov. 1995 - Revised and reissued Nationwide permits including NWP 26.

· 17 June 1996 - Promised to repeal NWP 26 but later reissued all 37 NWPs and add four new ones.

AGENCY WETLAND PERMIT ELEVATION

Pres. BUSH
August 1992 Memorandum of Agreement signed between Corps/EPA concerning Sec. 404(q) elevation.

· Limits EPA elevation of individual permits to aquatic resources of national importance (defined by the Corps).

· Basically hamstrings EPA's ability to request review of Corps wetland fill decisions

Pres. CLINTON/GORE
· Did not repeal this August 1992 MOA

WETLANDS AND WATER QUALITY

Pres. BUSH
Corps Regulatory Guidance Letter RGL No. 90-04, 13 March 1990

· Even when EPA advises Corps of water quality problems, Corps makes its own independent judgment

Pres. CLINTON/GORE
· Did not repeal RGL No. 90-04. It apparently expired after five years.

34 posted on 01/09/2003 8:14:50 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: Byron_the_Aussie
Re: Post #10 ...is he a liberal or a conservative?...

- Same suit, different tie

35 posted on 01/09/2003 8:15:12 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH
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To: Jhoffa_
Bush and Clinton as Ann Coulter said
36 posted on 01/09/2003 8:15:43 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: Jhoffa_; TLBSHOW
Bush is going to save the forests too.

The Rainforest’s Fine! - "But now, two of the world's top eco-scientists, Patrick Moore and Philip Stott, say the save-the-rainforest movement is wrong: at best, vastly misleading; at worst, a gigantic con." - New York Post

37 posted on 01/09/2003 8:16:38 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Jhoffa_
Nothing sounds good when you read Bill's headlines, until you start digging a little.

The Bush Environmental Budget
Building a Bridge to the 19th Century


The Bush administration budget proposes significant reductions in environmental programs across a range of agencies. The cuts in fiscal year 2002 would deal serious blows to efforts to raise environmental protection for the nation, and the long-term funding trend would leave no room for offsetting these decreases in the future.

Ask yourself, if Bush is a socialist greeney, why would the National Resources Defense Council be so pissed at him?

38 posted on 01/09/2003 8:17:43 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: nunya bidness
Does Anybody Care?
39 posted on 01/09/2003 8:18:20 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Uncle Bill
its a 24/7 job holding republicans feet to the fire!
40 posted on 01/09/2003 8:18:58 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
I still could do without this..

My favorite part..

41 posted on 01/09/2003 8:20:52 PM PST by Jhoffa_ (Frodo & Sammy, sittin in a tree..)
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To: TLBSHOW
Executive Order 13083 And Our Freedom - Both Parties Were Going To Finish You Off
"EO 13083 would have justified federal intervention in any issue for any reason.

...Apparently a deal had been struck whereby a group of equally unscrupulous governors would do his dirty work for him. It seems the National Governors' Association, comprised of mostly Republicans, has been working on a plan to offer a perhaps slightly rewritten version of EO 13083 to the president for reconsideration -- thus providing Clinton the political cover he would need to rewrite the Constitution in a blatantly illegal way.

...HandsNet, for the uninitiated is a well-funded coalition of neo-fascist busybodies which, if it succeeded, would turn America into just another "people's republic"-style gulag. It promotes the lobbying efforts of Friends of the Earth, the Children's Defense Fund, National Organization of Women, Americans for Democratic Action, Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Planned Parenthood, National Council of La Raza, the National Education Association and other pseudo-liberal causes.

Funny, I never thought of those groups having strong Republican ties. Yet, here is the National Governors' Association, dominated, presumably, by Republicans, giving great prominence to their work -- most of which advances bigger federal government, socialism, more intrusion into private lives, strangulating regulation, etc."

42 posted on 01/09/2003 8:23:09 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Luis Gonzalez
CFR
43 posted on 01/09/2003 8:23:22 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: Uncle Bill; farmfriend; madfly; Carry_Okie
CNN had it covered but they pulled it. Here's the Google cached version.
44 posted on 01/09/2003 8:24:07 PM PST by nunya bidness (Your ad here!)
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To: Libertarianize the GOP
Looks like you are getting what you want as are millions of other voters . I still do not see what is good for the republic in the long or short term .
45 posted on 01/09/2003 8:24:23 PM PST by Ben Bolt
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To: Uncle Bill
I like the one where he is sending M Powell to meet with Jesse Jackson the racist pimp!
46 posted on 01/09/2003 8:25:07 PM PST by TLBSHOW (Keeping the Republicans Feet to the fire is a 24/7 job for conservatives)
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To: TLBSHOW
1985: Swamp Buster Act: Part of the Food Safety Bill: any farms who developed land in a jurisdictional wetland could not participate in any government sponsorships.

1987: meeting of National Wetland Policy Forum- advisory board put together by Reagan: make policies and regulations regarding wetlands. Conservative groups (mostly farmers and land developers) came out with radical policy of No Net Loss after seeing scientific information about wetlands.

47 posted on 01/09/2003 8:25:31 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (The Ever So Humble Banana Republican)
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To: Luis Gonzalez
This isn't Clinton's Wetland Bill...it's Reagan's Wetland Bill.

This isn't Clinton's Wetland Bill, it isn't Reagan's Wetland Bill.

It is, and always has been the UN Wetland bill.

48 posted on 01/09/2003 8:25:34 PM PST by c-b 1
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To: nunya bidness
Thanks much!
49 posted on 01/09/2003 8:26:46 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: TLBSHOW
I like the one where he is sending M Powell to meet with Jesse Jackson the racist pimp!

Please provide the link where George W. Bush has sent or is sending Michael Powell to "meet" with Jesse Jackson.

50 posted on 01/09/2003 8:26:47 PM PST by Howlin (He's a goner)
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