Beach Protection Act - H.R.2537 TODAY

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Post  salty do on April 8th 2008, 1:55 pm

Mad marv:
The Endangered Species Act (ESA) had nothing to do with beach driving either. At the time of passage everyone thought it would be a good thing, but in fact it only became a tool for the environmental extremists. Just like Mr. Goodwrench goes to his tool box to get a wrench the environmental extremists go to the ESA whenever they want to stop any activity they, in their elitist minds, believe not worthy. Beach driving, snowmobiles, ATV's, mountain bikes, timber harvesting, cattle grazing, mining, crop irrigation, etc on both public and private lands have all felt the hammer of these extremists. Species protection has very little to do with the issues; their goal is land control. The Landscape Act will just be another tool for their use. For the extremists overall goal checkout the Wildlands Project.

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Post  DawsonRy on April 8th 2008, 5:20 am

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NATIONAL LANDSCAPE CONSERVATION SYSTEM.

(a) Establishment- In order to conserve, protect, and restore nationally significant landscapes that have outstanding cultural, ecological, and scientific values for the benefit of current and future generations, there is established in the Bureau of Land Management the National Landscape Conservation System.

(b) Components- The system shall include each of the following areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management:

(1) Each area that is designated as--

(A) a national monument;

(B) a national conservation area;

(C(D) a wilderness study area;

(D) a National Scenic Trail or National Historic Trail designated as a component of the National Trails System;

(E) a component of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System; or

(F) a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

the loop holes being scientific study and conservation area. This is not juat about Hatteras. This is how they steal land all over the country. This junk started in 1902 with Teddy Roosevelt who after it was not longer fashionable to just gooing shooting "injins" created the Forrest Reserve System to take land away for the Taos Indians under the pretexts of "Science" the sad story continues as one native group after another had their lands taken by Federal coporations in the names of Science and or the Environment. Teddy however gets to known as the man who was preserving nature bla bla bla. Truth is he was a warmongering racist who just further connected big business and government. He butched people in Central America and the Caribbean as well. His anti-trust laws were for nothing but to transfer the power of the monoply men to the government itself which in turn did they same things the corporations were doing before. They "Preserved" a lot of land however each time after crating the monoplies and not allowing develpoment on the free market, the State run lands were basically awarded to state connected businesses (literally in the same families) as they became privatized. They liked to play with language as well. For example with the Forrest Reserve "trees" are considered crops, thus making them available for large farm subsidies as is tobacco, and slew of other non-food products. They get federal money, stole the land then turned it over to their cronies. The Natives of course were never paid.

This was the Case in Hatteras Island as well, though with the state governemnt rather than the federal one, and non only did they not pay the Natives (most of whom were now dead) they didn't pay anyone for the land until the price offered had depriciated into worthlessness due to the hyper inflation brought on by the Fed and our good old American Oligarchs the Rockefellers, Morgans. etc etc.

You see this has been going on for a very very long time. "Environment" and "Science" just became the new excuses to take control of communal or public lands as well as robbing American Indians, after it was no longer an option to just commit open genocide. Prior to that, the excuse was "Christianization," where missionaries create the foothold and soon the army would follow. All these things are fronts. None of it had anything to do with spreading religion, protecting the environment, or studying science. Those are all excuses and we dont have to speculate about it because it has already been done. We KNOW they were land grabs because the history has already happened and those lands were sold off and privitized. That is what these groups are for, and that is also why they stand against alternative clean energy etc things that one woulf think are Pro-environemtn and Pro-science.

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Post  MadMarv on April 8th 2008, 1:22 am

I don't think this has anything to do with beach driving. It is to give grants to study sources of water pollution. Here is a summary from the Congressional Research Service:

Congressional Research Service Summary

The following summary is provided by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan government entity that serves Congress and is run by the Library of Congress. The summary is taken from the official website THOMAS.
5/24/2007--Introduced.
Beach Protection Act of 2007 - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (popularly known as the Clean Water Act) to include among eligible grant activities the development and implementation of programs for source tracking, sanitary surveys, and prevention efforts to address the identified sources of beach water pollution. Authorizes appropriations for such grants for FY2007-FY2012.
Requires grant recipients to identify: (1) the use of a rapid testing method; (2) measures for communication within 24 hours of the results of a water sample concerning pollutants to specified officials and all state agencies with authority to require the prevention or treatment of the sources of beach water pollution; (3) measures to develop and implement a beach water pollution source identification and tracking program for the coastal recreation waters that are not meeting applicable water quality standards for pathogens; (4) a publicly accessible and searchable global information system database, with information updated within 24 hours of its availability, organized by beach and with defined standards, sampling plan, monitoring protocols, sampling results, and number and causes of beach closings and advisory days; and (5) measures to ensure that closures or advisories are made or issued within 24 hours after a state government determines that its coastal recreation waters are not meeting water quality standards for pathogens.
Sets forth provisions requiring: (1) a review by the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator of state and local compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements and grant conditions; (2) corrective actions by such governments not in compliance; and (3) a review by the Comptroller General such compliance review and corrective action.
Amends the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000 to authorize appropriations to carry out such Act through FY2012.

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CAlifornia has had same issue

Post  sherrymskt on April 7th 2008, 11:52 pm

Federal Judge Enforces Settlement Minimizing Oceano Dunes Closure; Friends of Oceano Dunes Instrumental in Defending Public's Right to Access
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OCEANO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2003

Friends of Oceano Dunes, a non-profit multi-use organization, announced today that they, along with the California Off Road Vehicle Organization (CORVA) and California State Parks have reached a settlement -- after over a year of legal wrangling with the Sierra Club. During recent settlement discussions between the grass roots organization, the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) and California State Parks; Friends of Oceano Dunes successfully fought Sierra Club attempts to completely close the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area (ODSVRA) to public vehicle access.

In November 2001, the Sierra Club, represented by the EDC, filed suit against State Parks for non-compliance with the Endangered Species Act. Complicating the matter was the unfortunate situation of State Parks losing an Incidental Take Permit issued through the Army Corps of Engineers. The unavoidable loss of the permit created an extremely vulnerable situation for State Parks where the entire beach could have been closed to public access.

The settlement will provide State Parks breathing room while they complete their Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), which is required to restore the permit. Completion of the HCP is anticipated in 2004. The settlement calls for an interim, temporary beach closure to milepost six until the HCP is approved. This most recent beach closure is meant to protect the Western Snowy Plover however it will also prevent camping, fishing, hiking, walking, kite flying, equestrians and vehicle access.



"We could have lost the entire park, and once it is gone we would never get it back," said Jim Suty, president of Friends of Oceano Dunes. "Although the settlement does result in a temporary expanded beach exclosure, it enabled us to get the lawsuit dropped entirely -- this is definitely a victory for our side. This now gives us the opportunity to get out of the defensive mode and start aggressively fighting to give the park back to the people," he added.

Ed Waldheim, president of CORVA endorsed Jim's comments and added, "Although it required the legal system to protect the public's access, responsible recreationists and environmentalists can take solace that both humans and other species were given their day in court."

As part of the settlement, State Parks also committed to look at expanding riding opportunity in the back dunes area, as well as to establish plover habitat in the already closed areas near Oso Flaco Lake and in the southern portion of the park to help minimize future beach closures in open riding areas.

"Although we wish we didn't have to give an inch, the implications of not negotiating could have been disastrous for park visitors. The judge in the case could have unilaterally ordered a full closure, which was likely considering State Parks didn't have a permit," said Suty.

Don Klusman, California Association of 4 Wheel Drive Clubs, ".... complimented State Parks for its efforts to make ODSVRA users part of the difficult settlement process."

The agreement will take effect after the July 4th holiday. State Parks will be releasing details to the public in advance of the holiday to prepare visitors for changes in park management resulting from the settlement.

About Friends of Oceano Dunes

Friends of Oceano Dunes, a 501(c)(3) California Not-for-profit Public Benefit Corporation, is the first organization of its kind to include representation from all forms of responsible recreation. Over twenty-seven thousand strong, the group's membership is comprised of local residents, business owners, equestrians, surfers, fishermen, off-roaders, elderly and disabled; all of which enjoy the benefits and usage of the Oceano Dunes State Vehicle Recreation Area (ODSVRA). Friends of Oceano Dunes is headquartered in Oceano, California, 805/788-4926, www.oceanodunes.org.

The Friends of Oceano Dunes logo, Friends of Oceano Dunes and Access for All are trademarks of Friends of Oceano Dunes.

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Post  DawsonRy on April 7th 2008, 11:32 pm

THANK YOU MIKE (of www.whatreallyhappened.com )

look at this, sorry to be bringer of bad news but legistlation is going through congress now that's related to this

April 7, 2008

In this MegaVote for Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes -
* House: Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act
* House: United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act

Upcoming Congressional Bills -
* Senate: Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008
* House: The National Landscape Conservation System Act
* House: Beach Protection Act

Recent House Votes
Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Reauthorization Act - Vote Passed (308-116, 7 Not Voting)

The House voted to authorize $50 billion between 2009 and 2013 to help fight the international spread of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act - Vote Passed (412-0, 18 Not Voting)

The House unanimously reauthorized funding for the U.S. Fire Administration in the amount of $293 billion over five years.

Upcoming Votes
Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 - H.R.3221

The Senate will vote on this foreclosure prevention bill.


The National Landscape Conservation System Act - H.R.2016

The House is scheduled to vote on this bill to establish a system to conserve, protect, and restore nationally significant landscapes through the Bureau of Land Management.


Beach Protection Act - H.R.2537

The House will likely vote on this bill that would improve environmental protection of beaches.

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