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[GreenYes] Re: Dept of Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett


Remember, Scarlett's is an "acting" appointment. Word is the Admin. is
looking for another Westerner, a la Gale Norton for the Secretary. So we
may have bigger things to worry about.

Eric Lombardi wrote:

>You are right David, so if anything good can possibly come from this it will
>require some serious judo... take her energy and thrust against us and turn
>it back.
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>The Reason Foundation and the "subsidy" issue ... there has to be some
>openings there. Does our resident expert on the subject, Doug Koplow, have
>anything to add?
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>Eric
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>Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 5:32 PM
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>Subject: [GreenYes] Re: Dept of Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett
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>If my memory serves me well, back in the 1980s, when I was working for
>Conservatree on environmental issues, I remember Lynn Scarlett and the
>Reason Foundation opposing almost everything we were trying to do. Only on
>subsidies are we likely to find common ground.
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>David Assmann, Deputy Director
>San Francisco Department of the Environment
>11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 355-3702
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>P Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail
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>Right on Robin. I say this could be an opportunity, but who can dig up
>her old speeches? She also came out in favor of PAYT, I think. Other than
>that, I think her policy solutions are probably a disaster.
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>Eric Lombardi
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> Subject: [GreenYes] Dept of Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett
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> 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:
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> 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,
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> 5) bankrupted Superfund (14 of the 15 largest superfund sites are
> located at mining sites)
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> 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.
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> Robin Ingenthron
> www.wr3a.org
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