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[GreenYes] Re: Dept of Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett

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.

David Assmann, Deputy Director
San Francisco Department of the Environment
11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 355-3702

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[GreenYes] Re: Dept of Interior
Secretary Lynn Scarlett

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.

Eric Lombardi

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Subject: [GreenYes] Dept of Interior Secretary Lynn Scarlett

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,
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

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