Time is running out!!!
www.lblcrisis at apex.net
Wed Jun 18 13:04:11 EST 1997
THE CRISIS AT LAND BETWEEN THE LAKES WILL AFFECT YOU! (Ever hear of it?)
Congress has begun a trend of raising user fees, entrance fees, etc., in
an effort to reduce the public funding of our public lands. They are
now experimenting with ways to take this trend to new levels.
Land Between the Lakes (a 170,000 acre mixed hardwood forest between
Kentucky and Barkley lakes) is being used as the test case because so
few people ever heard of it, and its managing agency (TVA) is in
financial trouble. The plan is to run the LBL as a commercial
enterprise (theme parks and lake front condos have been proposed) thus
allowing drastic reduction, or elimination, of federal appropriations.
How is a cost-cutting Congress likely to view this plan?
As one LBL official put it, "This is about how much the public will
accept." The outcome at LBL will affect the future of ALL public lands.
A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON THE LBL IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 21. For more
info see: www.apex.net/lblcrisis
Please help us make Congress aware that the public IS watching!
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