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GreenYes Digest Tue, 18 Feb 97 Volume 97 : Issue 30

Today's Topics:
Fwd: Email Announcement
FY 1998 Budget - Minerals royalties, Green Scissors
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Hungarian Haz Waste Incinerator Info. Request
More on Corporate Welfare

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Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 14:03:11 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Fwd: Email Announcement

Forwarded message:
From: (Jeanne Trombly)
Date: 97-02-14 20:07:38 EST

Dear Friend,

We are pleased to announce Fiber Futures '97, a conference and product expo
featuring environmentally preferred fibers for paper, building products,
textiles and more. Mark your calendars now to attend this exciting event!

Fiber Futures '97 will take place June 1-2 in Monterey, California in
tandem with the California Resource Recovery Association's statewide
recycling conference. Because CRRA's event typically attracts over 850
attendees and Fiber Futures '97 is expected to attract up to 200, we expect
a tremendous turn-out of participants, speakers and exhibitors.

David Morris, co-founder of the Institute for Local Self Reliance, is our
keynote speaker. He is guaranteed to inspire positive visions of a
carbohydrate economy that is both environmentally and economically sound
for the 21st Century. Additionally, about 30 speakers will discuss
emerging markets, breakthrough uses, exciting research & development and
successful case studies of companies producing and marketing products
utilizing featured fibers.

Never before has a dedicated conference brought together people under this
common banner. Given preliminary interest, buyers, marketers, farmers,
industrialists, financiers, environmentalists and government officials are
all eager to learn more about the importance of using and choosing straw,
organic cotton, jute, hemp, flax, kenaf, bamboo and other fibers over
synthetic and tree-dependent fibers. Businesses will demonstrate the
growing appreciation for the uses of these alternative and agricultural

Please email your name, address and phone number so that we can send you a
full conference registration brochure. Thanks for your interest and
looking foward to seeing you in Monterey!

Jeanne Trombly * 2290 Francisco St. #302 * San Francisco, CA 94123
415-921-8344 phone 415-921-0440 fax


Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 10:18:08 -0800 (PST)
From: "David A. Kirkpatrick" <>
Subject: FY 1998 Budget - Minerals royalties, Green Scissors

GREENLines, Mon. Feb. 10, 1997, from GREEN,
the Grassroots Environmental Effectiveness Network,
A project of Defenders of Wildlife.
(202)789-2844x288 or email

BUDGET OUT: A 5% royalty on hard rock minerals mined on federal land
is among the "potentially" most controversial items in the
Administration's FY 1998 budget, reports the Congressional Green Sheets
Weekly Bulletin. Other items noted in the Interior Department budget
include a 5% increase in spending for National Parks, $203 million for
restoration of the California Bay Delta, $21.8 million to purchase dams
on the Elwha River in WA, and $5 million to begin "management planning
and visitor services" for the new Grand Staircase-Escalante National
Monument in Utah.

GREEN SCISSORS REVIEW: The new Clinton budget is "laden" with many of
the "wasteful, environmentally destructive pork barrel programs" that
the Green Scissors Campaign is targeting for cuts, a release from the
Campaign says. "The new budget moves in the right direction on some
issues," says Courtney Cuff of Friends of the Earth, citing timber
roads and some DOE programs. "But it still contains enough fatty
polluter pork to give the nation a massive heart attack." Funding for
the Animas LaPlata project, subsidies for the oil industry, a new
Nuclear Energy Security account, and the Waste Isolation Pilot Project
are cited.

GrassRoots Environmental Effectiveness Network
A project of Defenders of Wildlife
1101 14th St. NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 682-9400 x290 fax:(202) 682-1331 e-mail:
check out our web page at:
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Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 18:43:58 -0800
From: (Soup!)
Subject: GreenYes Digest


I'm not really too sure exactly what the digest is, but I saw your address
on a crosspost and would like information on what you do and how to
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When Forest Service Chief Max Peterson, told then Oregon congressman, Les
AuCoin, that if they cut more they would run out of timber by the year
2000, AuCoin replied, "But chief, neither you nor I are going to be here in
the year 2000."


Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 22:23:14 -0500 (EST)
From: Hillary M Bergmann <>
Subject: Help!

I have been trying to unsubscribe to GreenYes@UCSD.EDU because I am going
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Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 10:18:12 -0800 (PST)
From: "David A. Kirkpatrick" <>
Subject: Hungarian Haz Waste Incinerator Info. Request

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Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 08:37:32 +0100
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I am writing to ask you for a little informational help. Near the city
Pecs, in a town called Garay [Hungary], there are plans to burn 20-30
year old
hazardous waste containing dioxins. We have plenty of information here
the hazards of dioxins and their formation, but not the incineration of
dioxin-contaminated waste. I was wondering if you have any info.

Dan <Pawel Gluszynski:>

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Date: Mon, 17 Feb 1997 16:26:21, -0500
Subject: More on Corporate Welfare

I wrote an earlier message on this list that introduced U.S. Senate
bill S.207 (Corporate Subsidies Reform Commission Act) and displayed
a letter to my senators regarding this bill. This message is to
alert those who may not know about House bill H.R.515, "A Bill to
Eliminate Corporate Welfare," introduced by Rep. Robert Andrews (D-
New Jersey) on 2/4/97.

While the approach in the Senate is an investigative one, i.e., one
that would comprehensively review corporate tax provisions and
subsidies that are presently inappropriate and create inequities, H.R.
515 seems to take a blanket approach, identifying a slew of tax
provisions and subsidies targeted for repeal (ranging from repealing
the percent depletion allowance to repealing provisions for electric
cars and alternative fuels). With so much in one bill, it may run
into problems. The bill includes the following "level the playing
field for recycling" items:

-- Repeal of expensing and intangible drilling and development costs
and mining exploration and development costs.

-- Repeal of percentage depletion allowances.

-- Repeal of enhanced oil recovery credit.

-- Reduction of expensing of timber-growing costs.

-- Repeal of reforestation credit.

-- Repeal of rapid amortization of reforestation expenditures.

The bill also includes a Natural Resources Act, which has the
following general provisions:

-- Require fair market value of resource disposal.

-- Fees for program beneficiaries.

-- Feds to receive appropriate revenues from sales, lease, and
transfer of assets.

If you have a Web Browser and would like to monitor bills S.207 and H.
R.515, go to <>.

I also urge folks to call Edgar Miller, Director of Policy and
Programs, National Recycling Coalition at (703) 683-9025, x208 and
NRC Board members to request that NRC be proactive and represent
recycling's interests with respect to these bills.

Thank you,
Dave Reynolds


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