Tuesday, May 13, 2008

For my fellow California Voters . . .

According to my friends at the National Wildlife Federation:

Get the Conservation Connection on Election Day!
National Wildlife Federation urges you to vote NO on Proposition 98 YES on Proposition 99 Healthy fish and wildlife depend on it!

Dear Friend of Wildlife,

I'm writing today to let you know about two ballot initiatives in California that have the potential to really impact you and the wildlife and wild places of our state.


Proposition 98 is bad for California because it would severely restrict the ability of state and local government to impose new regulations to protect and preserve our natural resources and environment. Prop 98 contains loopholes that would roll back laws, regulations, and zoning decisions intended to protect wildlife and regulate development.We urge you to cast a vote for healthy habitats, cleaner water, and a step toward protecting California's wildlife heritage.


Luckily, we have an alternative proposition on the ballot that protects private property rights without hurting wildlife. Prop 99 is honest eminent domain reform that would prohibit government from taking a home to transfer to a private developer. Prop 99 does not contain the environmental loopholes or dangerous provisions of Prop 98.

NWF and partner organizations have worked hard to get this alternative onto the ballot. It is supported by the Planning and Conservation League, our California affiliate, and over 150 other environmental, business, social, and community organizations.


Blogger sage said...

You always do a great job of informing us politically and lobbing for wildlife and wilderness areas... I always find it strange that California has so many propositions on the ballot, but then ya'll probably think Michigan is crazy for having country surveyors and drain commissioners elected (but then, I also wonder about those guys).

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From one animal lover to another, thank you for posting this. :)

11:39 PM  
Blogger LA said...

Many thanks. I'm voting absentee this time around, so I'll get it done soon.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Hope it all turned out okay!

11:35 AM  

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