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  • A WA D.C. Response to More Wild?

    A WA D.C.Response to More Wild?

    Is this Sen. Cantwell’s  rationalizations and justification for more “WILD”?

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    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:09 PM

    As usual the politically correct, unusually prompt, written response does not include problematic words.

    Like …. DESIGNATE MORE WILD AND EXPANDING MORE WILD OLYMPICS OR WILDERNESS

    (I did not  ask about or mention electronic warfare testing in Washington)

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    Some government, somebody asked me to TELL CONGRESS WHAT I THINK ABOUT H.R. 2665 To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of WA.

     So I DID. I was the first responder. My POPVOX PROFILE IS Constituent 413580

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    Nobody asked me to  TELL CONGRESS WHAT I THINK ABOUT  S.1510  to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and…

    BUT, I did it anyway.. I sent it to

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Bryant Hopkins

    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 8:54 AM

    Subject: I oppose S.1510 More Wilderness

    Please disseminate  my comment to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee …

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     Senator Cantwell’s  prompt response on what?

    Hmmm… It appears that my  “WILD” comments have put some WA D.C, WA State elected representatives on the defensive, scrambling to rationalize and justify the MORE “WILD” legislation that Sen. Murray and Rep. Kilmer  KEEP introducing, and KEEP introducing, and Sen. Cantwell KEEPS supporting.

    And in FACT… Sen. Cantwell actually brags, in her email to me, below about introducing THE ROADLESS AREA CONSERVATION ACT TO PROTECT 58.5 MILLION ACRES INCLUDING TWO MILLION ACRES IN WASHINGTON STATE.

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    MY UPDATED MESSAGE’S TO CONGRESS…

    I opposed S.1510  AND I opposed H.R. 2665 To designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and scenic rivers, and for other purposes. because…

    You were elected and sent to WA D.C. for other purposes, TO FIX THE BROKEN ECONOMY AND CREATE JOBS. Please focus on that task.

    TAKING MORE PACIFIC NORTHWEST PUBLIC FOREST LAND, PUBLIC NATURAL RESOURCES, FOR “WILD OLYMPIC” WILDERNESS DOES NOT GROW THE ECONOMY OR JOBS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

    YOU and Congress can’t afford to take care of the National Wild, Wilderness lands that YOU  have already designated.

     In 2014,there were 757 WILDERNESS AREAS OF NATIONAL PUBLIC PARK PUBLIC LAND.

     In 2014 the “WILD” WILDERNESS AREAS TOTALED 109,511,966 ACRES IN 44 STATES.

    YOU started as 9,100,00 million acres of designated wilderness, in 2014 it had grown to an astounding 109,511,966 million acres of designated wilderness.

    CONGRESS, AS OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES, PLEASE FOCUS ON THE ECONOMIC PRIORITIES AND LEGISLATE IN AND FOR THE BEST ECONOMIC INTEREST OF THE  318,881,992 MILLION PEOPLE THAT LIVE  IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    WE NEED MORE JOBS NOT MORE WILDING.

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    Just saying… Just asking?

    Was this really a WA D.C. Response to More Wild?

    No documentation.. we must rely strictly upon…

    The circumstantial, coincidental evidence of the “timing” of Sen Cantwell’s  prompt response.

    I sent my Senate comment to WA D.C.

    Tuesday, June 09, 2015 8:54 AM

    SUBJECT: I OPPOSE S.1510 MORE WILDERNESS

    (I did not ask about or mention electronic warfare testing in Washington)

    Hmmm… Four hours and fifteen minutes later…

    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:09 PM

    Subject: From the Office of Senator Cantwell

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     Snippets that matter? TO “WE THE PEOPLE”? (full text of Sen. Cantwell’s letter below)

     Since being elected to the Senate, I have committed myself to protecting our nation’s environment and natural resources.

    I have worked tirelessly to preserve our amazing natural treasures while boosting Washington’s recreation and tourism industries at the same time.

    AND,  INTRODUCED THE ROADLESS AREA CONSERVATION ACT TO PROTECT 58.5 MILLION ACRES OF OUR NATION’S LAST REMAINING PRISTINE FOREST LANDS, INCLUDING TWO MILLION ACRES IN WASHINGTON STATE.

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    —– Original Message —–

    From: Office of Senator Maria Cantwell

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 1:09 PM

    Subject: From the Office of Senator Cantwell

    Dear Ms. Hewett,

    Thank you for contacting me regarding proposed electronic warfare testing in Washington. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.

    On October 2, 2014, the U.S. Navy announced that it would conduct electronic warfare training over Navy property at Pacific Beach, Washington, as well as over U.S. Forest Service lands on the Olympic Peninsula. The planned training missions will involve fixed electronic emitters on Pacific Beach, as well as occasional use of mobile electronic emitter vans on U.S. Forest Service land. As you are likely aware, the Navy currently conducts in-flight exercises in these areas with aircraft based at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

    I appreciate the concerns expressed by constituents about impacts of noise caused by flight training at NAS Whidbey and about how the placement of these electronic emitters may increase the number of training flights. Please be assured that I take these concerns very seriously, and will continue to monitor further developments in this matter. I continue to urge the Navy to engage in open dialogue with concerned citizens, and I will continue to work to promote transparency regarding the Navy’s training missions in the Pacific Northwest.

    Since being elected to the Senate, I have committed myself to protecting our nation’s environment and natural resources while ensuring Americans continue to have access to the outdoor recreational opportunities that they love.

    I believe we have a responsibility to protect our state and nation’s rugged natural beauty and pristine and historic lands for the collective benefit of current and future generations. From expanding Mt. Rainier National Park, to creating the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park at the mouth of the Columbia River, I have worked tirelessly to preserve our amazing natural treasures while boosting Washington’s recreation and tourism industries at the same time. I have also opposed making the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge available for oil exploration, and introduced the Roadless Area Conservation Act to protect 58.5 million acres of our nation’s last remaining pristine forestlands, including two million acres in Washington State.

    I will keep your thoughts in mind should I have the opportunity to consider legislation affecting the Navy’s planned training missions in the U.S. Senate.

    Thank you again for contacting me to share your thoughts on this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future if I can be of further assistance.

    Sincerely,
    Maria Cantwell
    United States Senator

    For future correspondence with my office, please visit my website at
    http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/

    ACKNOWLEDGED FROM  BRYANT  RECEIVING MY  EMAIL

     —– Original Message —–

    From: Hopkins, Bryant (Energy)

    To: pearl hewett

    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:01 AM

    Subject: RE: I oppose S.1510 More Wilderness

     

    I will pass this information on the committee. Thank you for your concern.

    Bryant

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    FULL TEXT OF MY EMAIL TO BRYANT

    —– Original Message —–

    From: pearl hewett

    To: Bryant Hopkins

    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 8:54 AM

    Subject: I oppose S.1510 More Wilderness

    Please disseminate  my comment to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee …

    I oppose S.1510  to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and…

    Please disseminate  my comment to the

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee …

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    As elected representatives you were  sent to WA D.C., to fix the broken economy and create jobs. Please focus on that task.

    TAKING PACIFIC NORTHWEST PUBLIC FOREST LAND, PUBLIC NATURAL RESOURCES, FOR “WILD OLYMPIC” WILDERNESS DOES NOT GROW THE ECONOMY OR JOBS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

    Congress can’t afford to take care of the National Wild, Wilderness Parks that  have been designated.  In 2014,there were 757 WILDERNESS AREAS OF NATIONAL PUBLIC PARK. In 2014 the “Wild” wilderness areas TOTALED 109,511,966 ACRES IN 44 STATES.

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    MONEY GROWS ON TREES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    AS MONEY COMES FROM PAPER, AND PAPER IS FROM TREES,

    MONEY GROWS ON TREES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    THE MEANING OF THE STATEMENT DOES HAVE SOME USE,

    TREES GROW THE ECONOMY AND JOBS  IN  THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

    MONEY DOES GROW ON TREES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

    AND IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD STATEMENT TO “LIVE” BY IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

    IT DOES HAVE SOME USE FOR A VOTING CITIZENS COMMENT to  the Senate committee Energy and Natural Resources  AND the House committee on  Natural Resources.

    AS OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES, PLEASE FOCUS ON THE ECONOMIC PRIORITIES AND LEGISLATE IN AND FOR THE CITIZENS BEST ECONOMIC INTEREST.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

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    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee …

    https://www.congress.gov/committee/senateenergy-and-naturalresource

    Publications on FDsys for Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee … areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain …. A bill to amend title 54, United States Code, to limit the authority to reserve …

    S.1510 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    A bill to

    Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 06/04/2015)
    Committees: Senate – Energy and Natural Resources
    Latest Action: 06/04/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

    I oppose S.1510  to designate and expand wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest in the State of Washington, and to designate certain rivers in Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park as wild and…

    Please disseminate  my comment to the

    Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee …

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    My thank you email to Bryant

    From: pearl hewett [mailto:phew@wavecable.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:55 AM
    To: Hopkins, Bryant (Energy)
    Subject: I oppose S.1510 More Wilderness

    Bryant,

    Thank you for taking my June 9, 2015 phone call.


  • WA Drought Tribes Fish and Water

    INFLUENCE ON WA STATE ECOLOGYS (DOE) DROUGHT RESPONSE?

    The chain of circumstantial evidence…..

    1. ALL 24 Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIA’s)  IN WA STATE THAT HAVE BEEN “DECLARED AS DROUGHT EMERGENCY” Have a SALMON RECOVERY PLAN.

    2. 1998 MOU ECOLOGY WILL SERVE AS THE …. COORDINATION BETWEEN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND SALMON RECOVERY:

    3.  DROUGHT LAWS and Rules. Chapter 43.83B RCW – Water Supply Facilities. Law which gives THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AUTHORITY TO RESPOND TO A DROUGHT …

    4.RCW 43.83B.410  DROUGHT CONDITIONS — Withdrawals and diversions — Orders, authority granted.

    5. Upon the issuance of an order under RCW 43.83B.405, THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY IS EMPOWERED …..

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    RCW 43.83B.410  DROUGHT CONDITIONS

    The department of ECOLOGY may issue such withdrawal authorization WHEN, AFTER INVESTIGATION AND AFTER PROVIDING APPROPRIATE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BODIES AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

    Just asking?

    IS CLALLAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT AN “APPROPRIATE” LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BODY?

    WAS CLALLAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT  GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT?
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    RCW 43.83B.405

    Drought conditions — Withdrawals and diversions — Orders, procedure.

    (1) Whenever it appears to the department of ecology that a drought condition either exists or is forecast to occur within the state or portions thereof, the department of ecology is authorized to issue orders, pursuant to rules previously adopted, to implement the powers as set forth in RCW 43.83B.410 through 43.83B.420.

    THE DEPARTMENT SHALL, IMMEDIATELY UPON THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER UNDER THIS SECTION, CAUSE SAID ORDER TO BE PUBLISHED IN NEWSPAPERS OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE AREAS OF THE STATE TO WHICH THE ORDER RELATES.

    PRIOR TO THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL (A) CONSULT WITH AND OBTAIN THE VIEWS OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT ENTITIES IDENTIFIED IN THE DROUGHT CONTINGENCY PLAN periodically revised by the department pursuant to RCW 43.83B.410(4), and (b) obtain the written approval of the governor. Orders issued under this section shall be deemed orders for the purposes of chapter 34.05 RCW.

    (2) Any order issued under subsection (1) of this section shall contain a termination date for the order. The termination date shall be not later than one calendar year from the date the order is issued. Although the department may, with the written approval of the governor, change the termination date by amending the order, no such amendment or series of amendments may have the effect of extending its termination to a date which is later than two calendar years after the issuance of the order.

    (3) The provisions of subsection (2) of this section do not preclude the issuance of more than one order under subsection (1) of this section for different areas of the state or sequentially for the same area as the need arises for such an order or orders.

    [1989 c 171 § 2.] Notes:     Severability — 1989 c 171: See note following RCW 43.83B.400

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    RCW 43.83B.410  DROUGHT CONDITIONS — Withdrawals and diversions — Orders, authority granted.

    Upon the issuance of an order under RCW 43.83B.405, THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY IS EMPOWERED TO:

    (1)(a) Authorize emergency withdrawal of public surface and ground waters, including dead storage within reservoirs, on a temporary basis AND AUTHORIZE ASSOCIATED PHYSICAL WORKS WHICH MAY BE EITHER TEMPORARY OR PERMANENT. The termination date for the authority to make such an emergency withdrawal may not be later than the termination date of the order issued under RCW 43.83B.405 under which the power to authorize the withdrawal is established.

    The department of ECOLOGY may issue such withdrawal authorization when, after investigation and after providing appropriate FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTAL BODIES AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT, the following are found:

    (i) The waters proposed for withdrawal are to be used for a beneficial use involving a previously established activity or purpose;

    (ii) The previously established activity or purpose was furnished water through rights applicable to the use of a public body of water that cannot be exercised due to the lack of water arising from natural drought conditions; and

    (iii) THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL WILL NOT REDUCE FLOWS OR LEVELS BELOW ESSENTIAL MINIMUMS NECESSARY (A) TO ASSURE THE MAINTENANCE OF FISHERIES REQUIREMENTS, AND (B) TO PROTECT FEDERAL AND STATE INTERESTS INCLUDING, AMONG OTHERS, POWER GENERATION, NAVIGATION, AND EXISTING WATER RIGHTS;

    (b) All withdrawal authorizations issued under this section SHALL CONTAIN PROVISIONS THAT ALLOW FOR TERMINATION OF WITHDRAWALS, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, WHENEVER WITHDRAWALS WILL CONFLICT WITH FLOWS AND LEVELS as provided in (a)(iii) of this subsection. Domestic and irrigation uses of public surface and ground waters shall be given priority in determining “beneficial uses.” As to water withdrawal and associated works authorized under this subsection, the requirements of chapter 43.21C RCW and public bidding requirements as otherwise provided by law are waived and inapplicable. All state and local agencies with authority to issue permits or other authorizations for such works shall, to the extent possible, expedite the processing of the permits or authorizations in keeping with the emergency nature of the requests and shall provide a decision to the applicant within fifteen calendar days of the date of application. All state departments or other agencies having jurisdiction over state or other public lands, if such lands are necessary to effectuate the withdrawal authorizations issued under this subsection, shall provide short-term easements or other appropriate property interest upon the payment of the fair market value. This mandate shall not apply to any lands of the state that are reserved for a special purpose or use that cannot properly be carried out if the property interest were conveyed;

    (2) Approve a temporary change in purpose, place of use, or point of diversion, consistent with existing state policy allowing transfer or lease of waters between willing parties, as provided for in RCW 90.03.380, 90.03.390, and 90.44.100.

    HOWEVER, COMPLIANCE WITH ANY REQUIREMENTS OF (A) NOTICE OF NEWSPAPER PUBLICATION OF THESE SECTIONS OR (B) THE STATE ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT, CHAPTER 43.21C RCW, IS NOT REQUIRED WHEN SUCH CHANGES ARE NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO DROUGHT CONDITIONS AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY.

    An approval of a temporary change of a water right as authorized under this subsection is not admissible as evidence in either supporting or contesting the validity of water claims in State of Washington, Department of Ecology v. Acquavella, Yakima county superior court number 77-2-01484-5 or any similar proceeding where the existence of a water right is at issue.

    (3) Employ additional persons for specified terms of time, consistent with the term of a drought condition, as are necessary to ensure the successful performance of the activities associated with implementing the emergency drought program of this chapter.

    (4) Revise the drought contingency plan previously developed by the department; and

    (5) Acquire needed emergency drought-related equipment.

    [1989 c 171 § 3.]

    Notes: Severability — 1989 c 171: See note following RCW 43.83B.400

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    When Jeff  Marti, Drought Coordinator for DOE (360-407-6627). was asked, how much influence do TRIBES have in the drought decision-making process.

    He said, “Absolutely none”!

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    The chain of circumstantial evidence…..

    That’s like asking  how much influence did the TRIBES have on the Boldt decision?

    And, how much influence did the TRIBES have on the removal of the Elwha River Dams?

    And, how much influence did the TRIBES have on the 1998: SALMON RECOVERY PLAN?

    And, how much influence did the TRIBES have on the instreamflow?

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    Washington State’s Salmon Recovery Network (online report)

    15 YEARS AGO, THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND THE 29 TREATY TRIBES, CO-MANAGERS OF THE SALMON RESOURCE, SUPPORTED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW REGIONAL SALMON RECOVERY ORGANIZATIONS TO GUIDE LOCALLY-DRIVEN SALMON RECOVERY.

    Most certainly, the tribes and the fish have much to do with ECOLOGY’S WA States Drought Response.

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    1998: WA STATE SALMON RECOVERY PLANNING

    Memorandum of Understanding – ESHB 2514 and ESHB 2496

    www.ecy.wa.gov/Watershed/misc/MOU.html

    Memorandum of Understanding for the Coordinated Implementation of Chapter 247, … Laws of 1998: Salmon Recovery Planning (Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2496) By … For watershed management planning, ECOLOGY WILL SERVE AS THE …. COORDINATION BETWEEN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND SALMON RECOVERY:.

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    Washington State’s Salmon Recovery Network (cont.)

    Our success is a result of salmon recovery being implemented by local jurisdictions, conservation districts, TRIBAL NATIONS, REGIONAL FISHERIES ENHANCEMENT GROUPS, STATE AND FEDERAL PROGRAMS, AND DOZENS OF LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS relying on the volunteer hours of thousands of Washington citizens across the state.

    The benefits to all of Washington’s citizens are clear: cleaner water, less flooding, more productive farmland, improved bridges and roads, healthier forests and rivers and shorelines, more productive wildlife habitat, and improved opportunities for sustainable fishing and outdoor recreation.

    THIS WORK ENABLES US TO HONOR OUR COMMITMENT TO TRIBAL TREATY FISHING RIGHTS.

    Together, our efforts form a network for salmon recovery across our state, rebuilding and strengthening our fish, water, and land resources today to maintain what we love about the Pacific Northwest into the future.

    TOGETHER, WE ARE BUILDING THE FUTURE WE WANT FOR OUR CHILDREN.

    Read more for details about the Network

    http://www.stateofsalmon.wa.gov/

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    WHO’S BUILDING THE WATER FUTURE THAT CITIZENS WANT FOR THEIR CHILDREN?

    THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT, social context, socialtural context, or milieu, refers to THE IMMEDIATE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL SETTING IN WHICH PEOPLE LIVE OR IN WHICH SOMETHING HAPPENS OR DEVELOPS. It includes the culture that the individual was educated or lives in, and the people and institutions with whom they interact.

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    THE NUTS AND THE BOLDT’S OF IT?

    NO MORE FISH BEFORE PEOPLE.

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    UPON THE ISSUANCE OF AN ORDER UNDER RCW 43.83B.405, THE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY IS EMPOWERED