©CAES 2018 – Updated June 12, 2018 @1:40 p.m.

Today the Senate Subcommittee on Appropriations voted to pass the Dept of Interior bill forward to the full committee. This means that the will be a full Senate appropriations committee markup of the Senate version of the bill.

On Thursday, the Senate Interior Appropriations Committee will vote on the Fiscal Year 2019 Interior spending bill. (link for the hearing is below)


1. CONTACT YOUR SENATORS (to contact you senators CLICK HERE and use the drop-down list to get your state’s Senators and their contact info.)
2. CONTACT COMMITTEE MEMBERS (list with contact information is below)

This is all you need to say:
Please, ask Senator _______not to support any language in the Interior Appropriations Bill that allows unrestricted sales or the euthanasia, slaughter or sterilization of wild horses and/or burros. It is more fiscally responsible and at the minimum feasible management level, mandated by the 1971 Law, to manage them on the range with safe birth-control vaccines. I also want the BLM to do an actual inventory (not estimated census) of all herds before any roundups or removals are done. Please ask the Senator not to vote on this dangerous language that is irreversible and dangerous for our herds.

Here are the Committee members meeting today:

Lisa Murkowski
Phone: (202)-224-6665
Fax: (202)-224-5301
Email use zip code 99501

Tom Udall
(202) 224-6621
Email  use zip code 87102

Lamar Alexander
Phone: (202) 224-4944
Fax: (202) 228-3398
Email use zip code 37402

Roy Blunt
(202) 224-5721
Email use zip code 65804

Mitch McConnell
Phone: (202) 224-2541
Fax: (202) 224-2499
Email use zip code 40202

Steve Daines
p: (202) 224-2651
Email use zip code 59101

Shelley Moore Capito
Phone: 202-224-6472
Email use zip code 25801

Marco Rubio
(202) 224-3041
Email use zip code 32801

Cindy Hyde-Smith
202-224-5321 – fax
Email use zip code 39201

Dianne Feinstein
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954
Email use zip code 94104

Patrick Leahy
(202) 224-4242
Email use zip code 05401

Jack Reed
T: (202) 224-4642
F: (202) 224-4680
Email use zip code 02903

John Tester
Phone: (202) 224-2644
Fax: (202) 224-8594
Email use zip code 59101

Jeff Merkley
Phone: (202) 224-3753
Fax: (202) 228-3997
Email use zip code 97301

Chris Van Hollen
Phone: (202) 224-4654
Fax: (202) 228-0629
Email use zip code 21218

Richard Shelby
p: (202) 224-5744
Patty Murray
Phone: (202) 224-2621
Fax: (202) 224-0238
Susan Collins
Lindsey Graham
Office: (202) 224-5972
Fax: (202) 224-3808
Jerry Moran
Phone: (202) 224-6521
Fax: (202) 228-6966
John Hoeven
P: 202-224-2551
John Boozman
Phone: (202) 224-4843
James Lankford
(202) 224-5754
John Kennedy
 P: (202) 224-4623
Richard Durbin
p: 202.224.2152
f: 202.228.0400
Jeanne Shaheen
Ph: (202) 224-2841
Christopher Coons
Phone:(202) 224-5042
Brian Schatz
PHONE: (202) 224-3934
FAX: (202) 228-1153
Tammy Baldwin
Phone: (202) 224-5653
Chris Murphy
P: (202) 224-4041
F: (202) 224-9750
Joe Manchin
P: 202-224-3954
F: 202-228-0002

Here is the link to watch the hearing:

Thursday’s 10:30 a.m. EST,  Full Senate Committee Hearing – FY 2019 Dept. of the Interior Appropriations



    Check Nevada legislators and “officials” and see which ones are in on thi$ deal
    Water for Pringles and Peas for (GET THIS)…DRY SNACKS


    Rural counties fear speculation as company files to control as much water as Nevada gets from the Colorado River every year
    DANIEL ROTHBERG The Nevada Independent
    May 22, 2018

    U.S. Water and Land, LLC is in the opportunity business. It knows that where there is scarcity and volatility, there is opportunity. And it knows that where there is water, there is often both.

    It also knows that few places deal with scarcity and volatility as directly as the Humboldt River, a small river that Mark Twain once described as a “sickly rivulet” but the economic lifeblood for several Northern Nevada communities. Knowing this, the entity – an investment vehicle for a New York hedge fund – filed an application late last year with Nevada’s top water official to stake a large claim for the last available rights to one of the state’s most contested waterways.

    In the months since its application, Nevada’s wildlife department and four rural counties — Elko, Lander, Humboldt and Pershing — have filed protests. If the rights are granted to the company, they argue, it could fuel speculation, harm existing water rights and damage the environment. All parties will present their cases in a public hearing, according to the state engineer, Nevada’s top water official who is charged with approving or denying applications for new water rights.

    What is striking to many is not the ask itself but how much water the company is asking for. The entity, according to its application, wants the right to divert up to 300,000 acre-feet of flood waters from the Humboldt, the same amount as Nevada’s entire Colorado River allocation.

    If it gets approval, the company’s plan would be to reinject the water into the ground, storing it in an aquifer. U.S. Water and Land is an owner of Winnemucca Farms, Nevada’s largest agricultural operation that has at times grown potatoes for Pringles and peas for dry snacks, and it has said that some of the stored water could be used for irrigation and to protect its existing rights. But the company has also said that it could sell the Humboldt River water to a buyer in the future, something that worries rural counties.


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