The House Natural Resource Committee will be voting tomorrow, Wednesday, July 13th, on H.R, 1904, the Oak Flat land exchange bill.
Please call Members of the House Natural Resources Commitee today!
This bill is not only an unnecessary piece of special interest legislation that would severely impact precious water, natural resources, and religious freedom, but also would abrogate our nation’s environmental laws and short-circuit the normal process for approving mines on public land.
For more information about the bill see our fact sheet and for additional information see our written testimony submitted to the Natural Resources Committee about the bill.
Please call the House office and ask to talk to the legislative assistant that works on Natural Resource committee issues for the Congressperson.
The receptionist will ask what you are calling about, what your name is, and what (if any) group you represent. Tell them that the call is about H. R 1904, the Oak Flat land exchange bill.
You probably will be told by the receptionist that the person that you want to talk with is busy. Ask to leave a voice mail. (You might also want to follow up with an email.)
In either case, leave your name and telephone number. Tell the staffer that you that you oppose H. R. 1904 and pick a couple of the following reasons:
- We want to know exactly what the consequences of a mine at Oak Flat would be BEFORE any land exchange is approved.
- The land exchange will do more harm than good for Superior.
- We can’t afford to lose Oak Flat Campground and the resulting tourism industry that the mine would destroy.
- Water is more precious than copper.
- We don’t want to give our valuable public resources to a foreign company.
- NEPA studies must be done up front.
- Add your own short reason.
Make sure that you ask the Congressperson to oppose H. R 1904 and ask them if they have any questions. If they ask you a question you don’t know the answer to, tell them that you don’t know, but that you’ll find out and get back to them Don’t make something up. Get in touch with us and we’ll find out the answer for you. Thank them for taking the time to talk with you (of you reach someone in person). Please make sure you get back to the office if they asked a question you couldn’t answer.
Contact names and numbers:
MR. DOC HASTINGS, Washington, Chairman (202) 225-5816*
Don Young, AK-at large (202) 225-5765*
John Duncan, TN-02 (202) 225-5435*
Louie Gohmert, TX-01 (202) 225-3035
Rob Bishop, UT-01 (202) 225-0453*
Doug Lamborn, CO-05 (202) 225-4422*
Robert Wittman, VA-01 (202) 225-4261
Paul Broun, GA-10 (202) 225-4101*
John Fleming, LA-04 (202) 225-2777
Mike Coffman, CO-06 (202) 225-7882*
Tom McClintock, CA-04 (202) 225-2511*
Glenn Thompson, PA-5 (202) 225-5121
Jeff Denham, CA-19 (202) 225-4540
Dan Benishek, MI-01 (202) 225-4735
David Rivera, FL-25 (202) 225-2778*
Jeff Duncan, SC-03 (202) 225-5301
Scott Tipton, CO-03 (202) 225-4761*
Paul Gosar, AZ-01 (202) 225-2315
Raúl Labrador, ID-01 (202) 225-6611*
Kristi Noem, SD-at large (202) 225-2801*
Steve Southerland, FL-02 (202) 225-5235
Bill Flores, TX-17 (202) 225-6105
Andy Harris, MD-01 (202) 225-5311
Jeff Landry, LA-03 (202) 225-4031
Chuck Fleischmann, TN-03 (202) 225-3271
Jon Runyan, NJ-03 (202) 225-4765
Bill Johnson, OH-06 (202) 225-5705*
MR. EDWARD MARKEY, Massachusetts, Ranking Democratic Member (202) 225-2836*
Dale Kildee, MI-05 (202) 225-3611*
Peter DeFazio, OR-04 (202) 225-6416*
Eni Faleomavaega, AS-at-large (202) 225-8577
Frank Pallone, NJ-06 (202) 225-4671
Grace Napolitano, CA-38 (202) 225-5256
Rush Holt, NJ-12 (202) 225-5801*
Raúl Grijalva, AZ-07 (202) 225-2435
Madeleine Bordallo, GU-at-large (202) 225-1188
Jim Costa, CA-20 (202) 225-3341
Dan Boren, OK-02 (202) 225-2701
Gregorio Sablan, NMI-at-large (202) 225-2646
Martin Heinrich, NM-01 (202) 225-6316*
Ben Luján, NM-03 (202) 225-6190
John Sarbanes, MD-03 (202) 225-4016*
Betty Sutton, OH-13 (202) 225-3401*
Niki Tsongas, MA-05 (202) 225-3411*
Pedro Pierluisi, PR-at-large (202) 225-2615
John Garamendi, CA-10 (202) 225-1880*
Colleen Hanabusa, HI-01 (202) 225-2726
Members marked with and asterisk (*) are on the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee.