Saturday, January 29, 2011

Don't get so Emotional!

Atka by Lynnea Bolin
"The Rocky Mountain West is producing solid science in regard to wolves. Too bad what's learned is buried under what's opined." ~ Steve Bunk

Here's an interesting article published in "New West" by Steve Bunk, a former science journalist.  In an era where politics and emotional opinions seem to be dictating wildlife policy, there is a great need to rely more upon science.  During the week, Denny Rehberg (R-MT) introduced a wolf bill into the House of Representatives which would hand over management authority of wolves to the states of Montana and Idaho.  A second bill was introduced that same day that strip all protections from wolves nationwide.  This could be devastating to this country's critically endangered wolves and the programs that work so hard to save these animals from the brink of extinction.  Click below to view the two bills.

You can contact your representative by phone or email to speak on behalf of wolves.  Click here to get some helpful hint from NRDC.

To view some more helpful resources provided by Howling for Justice, please click "more"
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Committee on Natural Resources

United States House of Representatives
1324 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
…Phone: (202) 225-2761
Fax: (202) 225-5929
Website: http://naturalresources.house.gov/

Please direct all press inquiries to the Communications Office at: (202) 226-9019

Subcommittee: Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs

140 Cannon House Office Building
(202) 226-0200 | Fax: (202) 225-1542

Harry Burroughs, Staff Director
Bonnie Bruce, Legislative Staff
Dave Whaley, Legislative Staff

US Congressman John C. Fleming, MD (R-LA) Chairperson
Washington
Phone – 202-225-2777
FAX – 202-225-8039
Shreveport, LA
Phone: (318) 798-2254
Fax: (318) 798-2063
eMail – https://fleming.house.gov/Contact/ContactForm.htm

Don Young – (R – Alaska)
Washington DC
Phone – (202) 225-5765
FAX – (202) 225-0425
Anchorage, AK
T (907) 271-5978
F (907) 271-5950
email – https://donyoung.house.gov/Contact/ (scroll down)

Wittman, Rob – (R – VA)
Washington DC
Phone – (202) 225-4261
Fax – (202) 225-4382
Yorktown, VA
Phone: (757) 874-6687
Fax: (757) 874-7164
Email – https://forms.house.gov/wittman/IMA/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

Duncan, Jeff (R- SC)
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-5301
Fax: (202) 225-3216
Aiken, SC
Phone: (803) 649-5571
Fax: (803) 648-9038
eMail – https://jeffduncan.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Southerland, Steve (R-FL)
Washington
Phone: (202) 225-5235
Fax: (202) 225-5615
Panama City
840 W. 11th Street, Suite 2250
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: (850) 785-0812
Fax: (850) 763-3764
eMail – https://southerland.house.gov/contact-me

Bill Flores (R-Texas)
Washington
Phone: (202) 225-6105
Fax: (202) 225-0350
Waco
Phone: (254) 732-0748
Fax: (254) 732-1755
email: https://flores.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Harris, MD, Andy (R- Maryland)
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-5311
Fax: (202) 225-0254
Email: https://harris.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Jeffrey Landry (R- LA)
Washington
Phone: (202) 225-4031
Fax: (202) 226-3944
Houma
Phone: (985) 879-2300
Fax: (985) 879-2306
Email: https://landry.house.gov/contact-me

Jon Runyan (NJ)
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-4765
Fax: (202) 225-0778
Mount Laurel
Phone: (856) 780-6436
Fax: (856) 780-6440
Email: https://runyan.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

DEMOCRATS

Donna Christensen (D-Virgin Islands)
Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Areas
Washington, D.C.
Phone: 202-225-1790
Fax: 202-225-5517
St. Croix
Phone: 340-778-5900
Fax: 340-778-5111

REFER TO FACEBOOK PAGE TO CONTACT: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Congresswoman-Donna-M-Christensen/138013351189?v=info

Bordallo, Madeleine Z. (D – Guam) (and previous Chair)
Washington, D.C. office

Phone (202) 225 1188
Fax(202) 226 0341 fax
eMail – http://www.house.gov/bordallo/contact.shtml

Frank Pallone, Jr. (D- New Jersey)
Washington
Phone: (202) 225-4671
Fax: (202) 225-9665
Central New Jersey
Phone: (732) 249-8892
Monmouth
Phone: (732) 571-1140
(888) 423-1140
Email: http://www.house.gov/pallone/contact.shtml

Dale Kildee (D-Michigan)
Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 225-3611
Fax: (202) 225-6393
Toll Free to Michigan Offices: 1-800-662-2685
email: https://kildeeforms.house.gov/contact/contact-form.shtml

Eni Faleomavaega (D -American Samoa)
Washington DC
Phone: (202) 225-8577
Fax: 202-225-8757
American Samoa
phone: (684) 633-1372
Fax: (684) 633-2680
email: faleomavaega@mail.house.gov.

Gregorio C. Sablan (D – Northern Mariana Islands At large)
Washington, D.C.
Phone: (202) 225-2646
Toll Free Phone: (877) 446-3465
Fax: (202) 226-4249
Email: Kilili@mail.house.gov

Betty Sutton (D-Ohio)
Washington, DC
Phone: (202) 225-3401
Fax: (202) 225-2266
Akron, OH
Phone: (330) 865-8450
Fax: (330) 865-8470
Email: http://sutton.house.gov/about/emailform.cfm

Pedro Pierluisi (D-Puerto Rico)
Washington, D.C.
Tel: (202) 225-2615
Fax: (202) 225-2154

Email : http://pierluisi.house.gov/english/contact-us

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What can we do to keep this bill from being introduced?

Josh said...

A good start would be contacting your Congressional representatives to express your objections to these bills (or any that are designed to accomplish the same purpose). And spreading the word to others and asking them to contact their representatives is a big help too!

nywolf said...

Well said Josh!

Alyson said...

I great article! Animal behaviorists and ecologists devote themselves to understanding the creatures around us--and that deserves respect above whatever anyone might feel towards that species.