WASHINGTON -- November 11 -- News Advisory: Blue states and red states have sent at least one clear message since the election: they all favor strong National Forest protections. A diverse array of speakers from religious, scientific, political and environmental backgrounds will announce their record results in mobilizing Americans against the Bush Administration's plan to permit logging and road-building in 58.5 million acres of pristine National Forests. The announcement on a press teleconference call marks the final day of the public's ability to formally comment on the Administration plan. The event coincides with a variety of grassroots events throughout the country.
TIME: Noon EST teleconference, Monday, November 15, 2004
CALL-IN LINE: 800-351-6808, ext. 4113.
Governor Bill Richardson (NM)
Phil Clapp, President, National Environmental Trust
The Right Reverend William O. Gregg, Ph.D., Bishop, The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon
Martha Marks, President, Republicans for Environmental Protection
Larry Schweiger, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation
E. O. Wilson, Professor Emeritus, Harvard University (Invited)
LOCAL EVENTS: will occur in at least a dozen states and coincide with the release of state reports detailing the environmental and economic value of roadless areas. Contact HFC for a list.
The Heritage Forests Campaign is an alliance of conservationists, wildlife advocates, clergy, educators, scientists, and other Americans who are working together to uphold protection of our National Forests. Web: http://www.ourforests.org.