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Friends of the River asks for your help

California Rivers Protection Depends On Congressional Lame Duck Session

Amargosa RiverOctober 16, 2008 -- With your support throughout the past two years, Friends of the River has brought two important Wild & Scenic river bills to the brink of passage. Let's make sure that that hard work isn't lost.

Passage of a bill in the U.S. Senate that contains Wild & Scenic protection for 81 miles of California rivers depends on whether Congress will meet in a "lame duck session" after the November election. If there is no post-election session, these bills that propose protection of seven rivers and streams and more than 600,000 acres of wilderness in California will have to be reintroduced in 2009. The good news is the congressional leadership in both the Senate and House of Representatives are seriously considering convening a lame duck session to pass the omnibus resources bill that includes the California bills, as well as to address other pressing issues left on the agenda when Congress recessed for the November election.
Please sign on to our petition TODAY (click here) to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging them to hold a lame duck session after the November election to act on the California rivers and wilderness bills.