Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Rep. Flake targets Ironwood National Monument

Flake scheming with DC lobbyist

WASHINGTON -- Not satisfied with his recent failed attack on the Endangered Species Act, US Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) will likely push an unwise proposal for the off-road vehicle and gun lobbies to block BLM from protecting natural resources and public safety from reckless off-roading and wildcat shooting on the Ironwood Forest National Monument, west of Tucson.

Rep. Grijalva (D-AZ) is leading the charge to beat back Flake's extremism here. The Ironwood Forest National Monument is in Mr. Grijalva's district.

Warning to Flake: keep your anti-conservation Mesa politics out of Southern Arizona.

UPDATE, 2:45pm: Quick and effective work by greens killed Flake's amendment today. He pulled it, but may try to attach it later to another bill.

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