[Coral-List] Sad- Lobbying and the Majuro Anti-Coral Reef Destruction petition

Monika Franck monikafranck at email.com
Sun Sep 23 18:41:55 EDT 2012

Hi Jim

 Regarding Dean Jacobson's plea for help email below and your response after that.

 So pathetically sad and de-motivating that we can not help each other out in a crisis using this forum, particularly when the Majuro case does not seem to have followed standard EIA practice, nor received equal representation, and the few who are questioning the unsustainable destruction of the Majuro coral reef are being bullied into silence.

 This makes sustainable development under an EIA tool into just another greenwash term to disguise environmental destruction rather than wise utilisation of our natural world.

 Turns sustainable development into a joke when witnessing cases like these, and it leaves little hope for the future of any of our ecosystem services staying intact when universal EIA and sustainable development laws and standards can just be pushed aside when it suits those in power and money.

 Dean I admire you perseverence, keep it up and wish there was more we could do to help. 

 Best wishes

----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Hendee
Sent: 09/23/12 04:39 PM
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: [Coral-List] Lobbying and the Majuro petition

 Greetings Coral-Listers, The exact wording regarding a petition is found on the Coral-List information page, and comes from a Department of Commerce law: *Lobbying Prohibited.* Internet services (such as e-mail list subscription services) of Department of Commerce organizations shall not be used for direct or indirect lobbying or posting of links to Web pages that engage in such activities. Direct lobbying is defined as encouraging members of the public to contact Congress to support or oppose any pending legislation. Indirect lobbying would be posting links to any Web page that engages in lobbying or encourages such activity, or that engages in lobbying or posting links directly to any page that does. Here is the Coral-List information page: http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list Note that "lobbying" refers to contacting Congress, and indirect lobbying refers to redirecting to a Web page that has a link to a petition to Congress. You can see that the law pe!
 rtains to Congress, not to any oth
er part of the U.S. Government, so far as I can see. Cheers, Jim On 9/23/12 12:38 AM, Dean Jacobson wrote: > Lister: > The petition that many have signed on behalf of the Majuro reservoir reef (and that of the Marshallese people) has been inexplicably shut down, but I am trying to re-activate it. Thanks for all the support! Please recall that I am not allowed to post the link here (I have had several inquiries "why dont you post it??). Meanwhile, the mining continues. > > Cheers, > Dean > _______________________________________________ > Coral-List mailing list > Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov > http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list _______________________________________________ Coral-List mailing list Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov http://coral.aoml.noaa.gov/mailman/listinfo/coral-list

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