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[GreenYes] Re: Dept of Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett - www.earthworksaction.org


Re: [GreenYes] Dept of Interior Secretary Lynn ScarlettThanks David,

I passed your kind words to Colin Davis, www.WR3A.org director. But I'd like to highlight that it has been Earthworks (Mineral Policy Center) in Washington DC which has been carrying our water on the timber and mining subsidies, and along with USGS is the source for a lot of our web material.

My 10 person company tithes profits to Earthworks and its campaign www.nodirtygold.org and participates in the fairtrademining standards program Steve D'Esposito is spearheading. Individual memberships in Earthworks are also very affordable.
----- Original Message -----
From: David Biddle
To: Robin Ingenthron ; GreenYes group ; GreenYes digest subscribers
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 4:39 AM
Subject: Re: [GreenYes] Dept of Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett


For more on the story, see Robin's blog at http://retroworks.com/GoodPointIdeasBlog.htm (amazing what you find at 4:15 AM when the wolves are at the door) Lynn Scarlett's mission. Wonderful stuff including the whole American Retroworks web site at http://retroworks.com/. Also, check out http://www.wr3a.org/. Robin, as always, is a fountain of insight and good points.

Db

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on 3/14/06 5:27 PM, robin@no.address at robin@no.address wrote:


Lynn Scarlett of Reason Foundation (primary source for John Tierney's "Recycling is Garbage" NYT magazine article has been appointed Acting Secretary for the Dept. of the Interior, which administers federal land leases for mining companies at a price of $5 per acre, which:

1) was set in 1872, during the Apache Indian wars
2) does not collect enough revenue to pay the salaries of DOI staff who administer those leases
3) does not cover the cost of roads put into forests by Dept of the Interior to provide access to mining and timber interests
4) pays 0% royalty on the gold etc. extracted from the federal land, and
5) bankrupted Superfund (14 of the 15 largest superfund sites are located at mining sites)

I am hoping Ms. Scarlett will use the insights she gained from Reason Foundation to come up with something like a "user fee" for mining and timber companies.

Robin Ingenthron
www.wr3a.org <http://www.wr3a.org>







David Biddle, Executive Director
<http://blueolives.blogspot.com>


P.O. Box 4037
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215-247-3090
215-432-8225 (mobile)
Dbiddle@no.address

<WWW.GPCRC.COM>

Read In Business magazine to learn about sustainable
businesses in communities across North America!
Go to: <http://www.jgpress.com/inbusine.htm>




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