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Senate Hearing on Bennett's Washington County Land Sale Bill Set for this Thursday
In a last-ditch attempt to ram his unpopular Washington County Growth and Conservation Act through Congress, Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) has scheduled a hearing on the legislation during the post-election lame duck session. The hearing will be on November 16 before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Bennett's bill (S 3636/H.R. 5769) is bad for public lands, bad for wilderness, bad for taxpayers and bad for local residents in the area around Zion National Park. Why? Because it:
Opposition to this boondoggle is widespread. Members of Congress have received over 100,000 emails and letters from citizens around the country who oppose this giveaway.
Over 120 national, state, and local organizations and businesses have publicly opposed it. The New York Times, Salt Lake Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe and many other papers have editorialized against it.
But still, Senator Bennett is pressing ahead.
What can you do?
Contact your Senators before November 15 and ask them to oppose Bennett's Washington County boondoggle. For more information and an easy link to email your Senators go to http://www.zionmojavewilderness.org/ and click on the Take Action links to contact your Senators today.