Letters

Dear Lynn,

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Dear Lynn,

Thank you for asking President Obama to help protect Appalachian streams and mountains from mountaintop removal mining. We have a great opportunity to protect this important region. It all begins with efforts from people just like you! With your help, Earthjustice will continue to safeguard public lands, national forests, parks, and wilderness areas; reduce air and water pollution; prevent toxic contamination; preserve endangered species and wildlife habitat; and defend the right of all people to a healthy environment.

Sincerely,
Earthjustice


Dear Lynn,

Thank you for taking swift action to protest the upcoming auction of America’s Redrock wilderness to oil and gas companies.

Your message will let the Bush Administration and Congress know that the American people will not stand for this midnight raid on an irreplaceable gem of our natural heritage.

Thank you for joining with me to save these beautiful wildlands for future generations.

Sincerely,

Robert Redford


Dear Lynn,

We want to take a moment to express our deep gratitude to you for all you’ve done to help us stand strong for the magnificent places, natural resources,
and wildlife of this earth during this challenging time.

Because of folks like you we’ve been able to secure our natural heritage against steep odds.

We look forward to the great progress we can make together.

From everyone here at Earthjustice, thank you so much.


—Dear Lynn,

Thank you for making your voice heard by telling those responsible for the abuse documented in PETA’s undercover video footage that cruelty to animals is unacceptable.

Thank you for helping animals.

Sincerely,

PETA


Dear Lynn,
I want to thank you for standing up in defense of Alaska’s most vulnerable whales. We’ll be sure to keep you informed as soon as there are new developments.

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President
NRDC Action Fund


Dear Lynn,

Thank you for telling the Bush Administration to stop the slaughter of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.

Your message will send a message loud and clear that the American people will not stand for this cruel assault on our country’s iconic wildlife.

I’ll be sure to keep you posted in the weeks ahead as we fight to save the wolves of the Northern Rockies.

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
NRDC Action Fund


Dear lynn,

Thank you so much for your recent action to help stop whaling! From the 1970s, when Japan, the Soviet Union, and others killed tens of thousands of whales annually, to the 1986 historic moratorium on commercial whaling, we have challenged the whaling industry, and been a voice for whales.
Thank you for all that you do to help animals.

Sincerely,

Andrew Rowan
Chief Executive Officer
Humane Society International


Dear Ms. Mehl:

Thank you for your letter opposing oil exploration and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). I wholeheartedly agree that we must protect America’s pristine wilderness areas. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, comprised of 1.6 million-acres of costal plain, is one of the few intact wilderness ecosystems remaining in the United States. The Refuge is home to grizzly and polar bears, musk oxen, arctic fox, wolves, 135 bird species, and a migrating heard of 180,000 caribou.

I believe that we must work to balance our energy needs with the protection of the environment. Drilling in ANWR is not the solution. Oil development in the ArcticRefuge would not have a significant impact on America’s current energy needs because it would take ten years before any oil began to flow and full production of ANWR would provide only a six to eight month supply of oil. Once again, I assure you that I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to prevent drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one of the last truly wild landscapes in the United States.

Thank you for contacting me regarding this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance on this, or any other matter.

Sincerely,

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator


Dear Ms. Mehl:

Thank you for your letter opposing oil exploration and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). I wholeheartedly agree that we must protect America’s pristine wilderness areas.
Sincerely,

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator


Dear Ms. Mehl,

Thank you for contacting me regarding H.R. 39, the Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act. I am a cosponsor of H.R. 39, which designates certain lands within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. This would help protect some of the most beautiful and environmentally sensitive lands in the United States.

As a member of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, I will continue to work for an energy policy that reduces America’s dependence on oil, encourages much greater use of renewable energy sources, and brings down our utility and gasoline bills.
H.R. 39 has been referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources. If I can assist in any other way, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

John Hall
Member of Congress


Dear Ms. Mehl:

Thank you for your letter opposing oil exploration and development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). I wholeheartedly agree that we must protect America’s pristine wilderness areas I assure you that I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to prevent drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one of the last truly wild landscapes in the United States.

Thank you for contacting me regarding this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance on this, or any other matter.

Sincerely,

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator


Dear Lynn,

Thank you for telling your Senators and Representative that you will not buy the lie that drilling in the Arctic Refuge and off our coastlines will produce lower gas prices at the pump.

Your message will demonstrate to Congress that the American people will not surrender our natural heritage to the oil giants without a fight. I’ll be sure to keep you posted in the weeks ahead as we fight to stop each and every bill that would sacrifice the Arctic Refuge and our seashores for the sake of oil company profits.

Sincerely yours,

Frances Beinecke
NRDC Action Fund


Dear Ms. Mehl:

Thank you for your letter regarding actions that Congress should be taking to curtail global climate change. I share your concern for the health of our environment, especially the fragile balance of ecosystems that may be destroyed by the climatic changes that we are now experiencing. As Senator, I have pushed legislation that would address some of the causes of climate change, in particular by trying to reduce carbon emissions. Climate change matters to all of us and we need smart, pragmatic policies now if we are to address this crisis. We cannot afford to delay action in the hope that a “silver bullet” will save us: there will be no perfect new technology to produce infinite energy, no special sponge to take carbon out of the air, no global air-conditioning system. It takes lots of smart changes in the ways that we make and use energy to fix this problem, and we need to approach this complex problem from every angle possible.

Again, thank you for taking the time to contact me on this import issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can ever be of assistance to you on this or any other matter.

Sincerely,

Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator


Dear Lynn,

Thank you for asking your Senators to sign the Kerry bill that would ban drilling in Alaska’s prime polar bear habitat — until the Bush Administration protects these imperiled bears and their critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act.

By speaking out at this critical time, you have taken an important step in our campaign to ensure polar bear survival.

Sincerely,

Frances Beinecke
President
Natural Resources Defense Council


Dear Lynn,

Thank you for asking Secretary Salazar to reconsider his decision to eliminate protections for gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains under the Endangered Species Act. It all begins with efforts from people just like you!

The northern Rockies wolf population has grown from around 30 wolves to more than 1,500 wolves today … and their environment has begun to come back into balance.

But this decision could quickly undo all of that progress.

Without federal protections, there’s no guarantee of the wolves ‘survival. In the four months last year that they were unprotected, 110 wolves were killed. With your help, Earthjustice will continue to safeguard public lands, national forests, parks, and wilderness areas; reduce air and water pollution; prevent toxic contamination; preserve endangered species and wildlife habitat; and defend the right of all people to a healthy environment.

Sincerely,
Earthjustice


Dear Lynn,
On behalf of the entire Board and staff of NRDC, I want to thank you again for your online activism, for standing with us at the critical moment, and for making this historic victory possible.

Sincerely,

Robert Redford
Trustee
Natural Resources Defense Council

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