Your River Property is Not Safe From White House Lies

Last summer we warned you that the White House’s American Rivers Heritage Initiative (AHRI) was just another radical environmental land grab.

We warned that this assault would take away your right to control your own private or community development of land along the Rivers.

We warned that the AHRI was nothing short of national zoning controlled by an army of federal bureaucrats.

The White House disputed all of that. In fact, last July Kathleen McGinty, Chairman of Clinton’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) boldly and unequivocally told the Western States Coalition Summit that “this is 100% at the option of the local communities. They can stop their participation at any time they choose.”

Based on that White House assurance, locally elected officials, city councils and county commissioners set about protecting their communities by submitting letters and petitions to the White House for exemptions.

Now the true face of the radical environmentalists has been laid bare – just as we’ve warned.

Now we’ve discovered that, contrary to Katy McGinty’s bold assertions, according to Ray Clark in the CEQ office, only Congressional opposition in the nominated River’s district can stop the initiative – and that must be received by January 23rd. Private property owners and local government opposition – HAVE NO IMPACT ON THE DECISION TO DESIGNATE A River !

LEARN THIS LESSON – AND LEARN IT WELL!

THE RADICAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGENDA ISN’T ABOUT FAIRNESS OR TRUTH. IT ISN’T A POLITICAL DEBATE – AND YOU CANNOT TRUST THEIR ASSURANCES. THIS IS A WELL-PLANNED AGENDA AND THEY INTEND TO IMPLEMENT IT – NO MATTER WHAT.

That means that the only way to stop the Clinton Administration from taking your property is to fight them head on. Take no prisoners – and stand clear of their vicious forked tongues!

ACTION TO TAKE:

1. Call your Congressmen and tell them you want them to write letters to the CEQ to exempt your property from the American River
s Heritage Initiative. It must be done by January 23, 1998.

2. Tell your Congressmen to support Helen Chenoweth’s bill H.R. 1842 which will prohibit the Administration from taking any further action on AHRI.

3. Congressmen Young, Chenoweth, Pombo and Schaffer, represented by Mountain States Legal Foundation, have filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. that contends the Clinton Administration has no legal authority to implement his Initiative and that it violates federal land-management policies enacted by Congress.

Ask your Congressman to join in this suit.

Keep in mind, McGinty also has repeatedly assured citizens and Congressmen that the AHRI is entirely voluntary, contains no new appropriations, includes no new rules or regulations, and exerts no new federal control. You can bet the White House is hiding the truth about all of that too.

DO NOT LET CLINTON IGNORE YOUR RIGHTS – STOP THIS RAW THEFT OF PRIVATE PROPERTY NOW!

Rivers That Have Been Officially Nominated For AHRI

ALABAMA Cahaba River
Chattahoochee River
Coosa River

ARIZONA Santa Cruz River

ARKANSAS Arkansas River
(two applications) Ouachita River

CALIFORNIA Gualala River
Lower American River
San Joaquin River
San Luis Rey River
Santa Clara River
Santa Rosa River

COLORADO Gunnison River
(North Fork) South Platte River

CONNECTICUT Mianus River
Connecticut River

DELAWARE Broad Creek Delaware River

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Anacostia River
Potomic River

FLORIDA Choctawhatchee River
Everglades St. Johns River
St. Lucie River

GEORGIA Coosa River
Savannah River

HAWAII Hanalei River

IDAHO Clearwater River

ILLINOIS Chicago-Illinois River
Dubuque River
Kaskaskia River
Ohio River
Upper Mississippi River
(two applications)

INDIANA Maumee River
Ohio River
Ohio River
-Pigeon Creek St. Joseph River

IOWA Cedar River
Dubuque River
Missouri River
(two applications)

KANSAS Arkansas River
Missouri River

KENTUCKY Licking River
Ohio River
(two applications)

LOUISIANA Lower Mississippi River
Ouachita River

MARYLAND Anacostia River
Lower Susquehanna River
Patuxent River
Potomac River

MASSACHUSETTS Acushnet River
Blackstone-Woonasquatucket River
Connecticut River
Merrimack River
Mystic River
South River
Taunton River
Westfield River
Winnipesaukee River

MICHIGAN Detroit River
Grand River
Kalamazoo River
Muskegon River
St. Joseph River
St. Mary’s River

MINNESOTA Minnesota River
Mississippi River
(Minneapolis/St. Paul) St. Louis River
Upper Mississippi River

MISSOURI Cold Water Creek Missoiri River
Osage River
Upper Mississippi River

MONTANA Clearwater River
Missouri River
Yellowstone River

NEBRASKA Missouri River

NEW HAMPSHIRE Connecticut River
Cocheco River
Merrimack River
Winnipesaukee-Merrimack River

NEW JERSEY Delaware River
Passaic River
Rahway River
Raritan River

NEW MEXICO Rio Grande River
San Juan River
Morning Water Child

NEW YORK Allegheny River
Beaverkill River
Boquet River
Bronx River
Buffalo River
Delaware River
Genesee River
Hudson River
Hudson River
(at Sleepy Hollow) Mianus River
Niagara River

NORTH CAROLINA French Broad River
Lower Cape Fear River
Lower Neuse River
Lower Roanoke Rover New River
Savannah River
Yadkin/Pee-Dee River

NORTH DAKOTA Missouri River
Yellowstone River

OHIO Black River
Cuyahoga River
Great Miami River
Mahoning River
Maumee River
Mill Creek Muskinghum River
Ohio River
(two applications)

OKLAHOMA Arkansas River

OREGON Columbia River
(in Columbia County) Willamette River

PENNSYLVANIA Allegheny River
Delaware River
Genesee River
Lehigh River
Ohio River
Potomac River
River
s of Steel Schuylkill River
Swatara Creek Upper Susquehanna-Lackawanna Watershed

RHODE ISLAND Blackstone-Woonasquatucket River

SOUTH CAROLINA Black River
Broad-Lower Salunda-Congaree River
s Cooper River
Edisto River
Savannah River
Waccamaw River

SOUTH DAKOTA Missouri River

TENNESSE Cumberland River
French Broad River
Mississippi River
(at Memphis) Tennessee River
(at Chattanooga) Tennessee River
(in Decatur County)

TEXAS Brazos River
Rio Grande River
Rio Grande River
(at Brownsville) Sabine River
San Antonio River

UTAH Jordan River
San Juan River
Morning Water Child

VERMONT Connecticut River

VIRGINIA James River
Levisa River
New River
Potomac River
Rappahannock River
Tripps River

WASHINGTON Puyallup River
Snohomish River

WEST VIRGINIA Cheat River
Kanawha River
New River
Ohio River
Potomac River

WISCONSIN Dubuque River
Fox River
Milwaukee River
Rock River
Upper Mississippi River
Wolf River

WYOMING Yellowstone River

Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.