Coral losing funding

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Wendy Wiltse
06/18/99 08:08 PM

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      Saucerman/R9/USEPA/US at EPA
Subject:  [Fwd: Coral Reef Federal Funding]

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allen.tom at on 06/18/99 05:17:57 AM

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Subject:  [Fwd: Coral Reef Federal Funding]

> ALOHA We have been advised by margaret Cummisky in Senator Inouye's
> office that the Republicans in the Senate were successful in cutting all
> funding for coral reef activities that was under the Lands Legacy
> Program in the President's year 2000.  Funding was suppose to be used to
> preserve the health and stability of coral reef ecosystems in the
> Western, Central Pacific.
> The funding ($10 million per year for five years) would have supported,
> in part, our U.S. Islands Coral Reef Initiative plan. WE MUST SAVE THIS
> PROGRAM.  We all have put too much work into the effort to loose now.
> Please encourage your Governors to get involved.  much mahalo
> We recommend that letters of support for restoration of the funds be
> sent immediately to the following:
> The Honorable Trent Lott, Senate Majority Leader, S-230 Capitol
> Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-7010
> The Honorable Tom Dascher, Senate Minority Leader, S-221 Capitol
> Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-7020
> The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, H232 Capitol
> Building, Washington D.C> 20515-6501
> The Honorable Richard A. Gephardt, House Minority Leaders, H-204 Capitol
> Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-6537
> The Honorable Ted Stevens, Chairman, Senate Appropriations Committee,
> S-128 Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-6025
> The Honorable  Robert C. Byrd, Ranking Minority Member <same address as
> above>
> The Honorable  Judd Gregg, Chairman, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice,
> State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies, Senate Appropriations
> Committee, S-146A Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. 20510-6027
> The Honorable  Ernest F. Hollings, Ranking Minority Member, <same
> subcommittee and address as above>
> The Honorable C.W. Bill Young, Chairman, House Committee on
> Appropriations, H218 Capitol Building, Washington, D.C. 20515-6015
> The Honorable David Obey, Ranking Minority Member <same as above>
> The Honorable Harold Rogers, Chairman, Subcommittee on Commerce,
> Justice, State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies, House Committee on
> Appropriations <same address as above>
> They also strongly encouraged letters to both the Hawaii full
> congressional delegation as well as the delegates from Guam and American
> Samoa and CNMI's Representative.  Copies of all letters should be faxed
> to Senator Inouye (202) 224-6747.
> Senator Inouye is planning to start a round of meetings early next week
> to try and get funding back in.
> --
> Jerry B. Norris
> Executive Director
> Pacific Basin Development Council
> 711 Kapiolani Blvd. #1075
> Honolulu, HI  96813-5214
> (808) 596-7229  Fax (808) 596-7249

Allen Tom
726 S. Kihei Rd.
Kihei  HI  96753
808-879-2818 voice
808-874-3815 fax
allen.tom at

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