I would like to see if you can pass the following along to your network of
friends. This has to do with the Emigrant Wilderness in Tuolumne County. I
have this letter in hard copy only so I will type it verbatim:
DAM ACTION PLAN
To the Editor:
At the annual TuCARE Dinner, I pledged to help keep our miners blasting, our sawmills sawing, and our cattle grazing in the high country. I pledged to protect our base industries: timber, mining and ranching. I should have
added the Emigrant Wilderness check dams.
Today, despite the best efforts of Congressman Doolittle and his staff, countless hours of meetings between local environmental groups and wise-use advocates; despite a compromise decision by our Forest Supervisor to save
some dams and let others go; despite "we the people" working together to find solutions to problems in our backyard... an environmental group in Montana has brought it all to an end. They sued us, they sued our answers to our problems and they won. The dams will now "deteriorate naturally."
Like hell they will. The only thing deteriorating naturally around here is our will to fight back. So if you don't like this dam decision, here is a dam action plan.
I challenge 1,000 of to call Congressman Radanovich's office (209) 579-5458 and tell him to "save the Emigrant check dams." I've already alerted his staff and asked them to tally the calls. If you folks make 1,000 calls, I'll do the following. First, I'll let the Union Democrat (this is the local paper in Sonora, CA) know of our success. Second, I's ask Congressman
Radanovich to personally get involved in helping reopen this case. Third,
I'll ask the Pacific Legal Foundation to take this issue back to court. I can't start this wither out your help.
Call right now. Encourage your friends and neighbors to call. Let's protect our base. We can regain footing in this battle if we fight back.
Let's not deteriorate naturally.
14914 Camage Ave.
Sonora, CA 95370