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Wolfwatcher Urges You to Support H.R.3432: Rural Economic Vitalization Act (REVA)
July 10, 2012
On PUBLIC land across the West, millions of non-native livestock remove and trample vegetation, damage soil, spread invasive weeds, spoil water, deprive native wildlife of forage and shelter and may even contribute to global warming. Unfortunately, old federal law prohibits closing grazing allotments which would benefit fish, wildlife and watersheds.
The House of Representatives’ H.R. 3432, the Rural Environmental Vitalization Act (REVA), opens up a new opportunity for stakeholders to come together and utilize an innovative, free-market tool to resolve natural resource conflicts.
Grazing permit retirement is a voluntary, non-regulatory, market-based solution to public lands grazing conflicts. Permittees determine if and when they want to retire their grazing permits. Permittees and third parties separately agree how much a permittee will be paid for relinquishing their permit. And federal agencies facilitate the transaction by immediately retiring grazing permits received from a permittee. The Rural Economic Vitalization Act caps the total number of grazing permits that may be retired each year at 100.
This is a win-win-win for ranchers, the environment, and taxpayers. Let’s pass this bill so that we can finally take some common sense steps to ensure healthy public lands.
Below is a list of House members that we’ve invested the most effort on. All of them have been visited at least once in the past year ~ some of them twice.
1 – POPVOX LEGISLATIVE CAMPAIGN– register if you haven’t done so already and vote to ENDORSE this bill. Your vote is automatically passed along to your representative and will urge him/her to pass this critical bill: https://www.popvox.com/orgs/wolfwatcher/_action/4028
2- CALL CAMPAIGN – Phoning will probably have a bigger impact than an email and we request that you take a moment of your time to call them.
TALKING POINTS: Please endorse H.R. 3432 – the Rural Environmental Vitalization Act because the bill opens up a new opportunity for stakeholders to come together and utilize an innovative, free-market tool to resolve natural resource conflicts. It will help to ensure healthy public lands in a manner that supports all stakeholders – conservationists, ranchers and taxpayers.
Lynn Woolsey (CA-06): 202-225-5161
George Miller (CA-07): 202-225-2095
Anna Eschoo (CA-14): 202-225-8104
Lois Capps (CA-23): 202-225-3601
Adam Schiff (CA-29): 202-225-4176
Henry Waxman (CA-30): 202-225-3976
Diana DeGette (CO-01): 202-225-4431
John Larson (CT): 202-225-2265
Joe Courtney (CT): 202-225-2076
Rose DeLauro (CT): 202-225-3661
Kathy Castor (FL): 202-225-3376
Ted Deutch (FL): 202-225-3001
Colleen Hanabusa (HI): 202-225-2726
Mike Quigley (IL): 202-225-4061
Andre Carson (IN): 202-225-4011
John Yarmuth (KY): 202-225-5401
John Olver (MA): 202-225-5335
Niki Tsongas (MA): 202-225-3411
John Tierney (MA): 202-225-8020
Ed Markey (MA): 202-225-2836
John Sarbanes (MD): 202-225-4016
Chris Van Hollen (MD): 202-225-5341
Dale Kildee (MI): 202-225-3611
Betty McCollum (MN): 202-225-6631
Emanuel Cleaver II (MO): 202-225-4535
David Price (NC): 202-225-1784
Robert Andrews (NJ): 202-225-6501
Frank Pallone (NJ): 202-225-4671
Rush Holt (NJ): 202-225-5801
Tim Bishop (NY): 202-225-3826
Steve Israel (NY): 202-225-3335
Gary Ackerman (NY): 202-225-2601
Gregory Meeks (NY): 202-225-3461
Jerrold Nadler (NY): 202-225-5635
Yvette Clarke (NY): 202-225-6231
Nydia Velazquez (NY): 202-225-2361
Carolyn Maloney (NY): 202-225-7944
Nita Lowey (NY): 202-225-6506
Paul Tonko (NY): 202-225-5076
Bill Owens (NY): 202-225-4611
Marcy Kaptur (OH): 202-225-4146
Betty Sutton (OH): 202-225-3401
Tim Ryan (OH): 202-225-5261
Suzanne Bonamici (OR): 202-225-0855
Kurt Schrader (OR): 202-225-5711
David Cicilline (RI): 202-225-4911
Peter Welch (VT): 202-225-4115
Rick Larson (WA): 202-225-2605
Jim McDermott (WA): 202-225-3106
Ron Kind (WI): 202-225-5506
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