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Letter to Leadership Seeking a Permanent Incentive

On Thursday, November 19, the co-chairs of the House Land Conservation Caucus sent a letter to signed by 67 Representatives urging leadership to find a way to make the easement incentive permanent before it expires at the end of 2009.  Click here for a copy of the letter and thank your Representative if he or she signed on.  Either way please click here to learn other ways you can help make the easement incentive permanent.

Signers of the Final Letter (67)

  • Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY)*
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)*
  • Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA)*
  • Rep. Henry Brown (R-SC)*
  • Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL)
  • Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN)*
  • Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA)*
  • Rep. Michael Conaway (R-TX)*
  • Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT)*
  • Rep. Charles Dent (D-PA)*
  • Rep. John Dingell (D-MI)*
  • Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA)*
  • Rep. John Duncan (R-TN)*
  • Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX)*
  • Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI)*
  • Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)*
  • Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA)*
  • Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA)
  • Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ)*
  • Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-PA)*
  • Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)*
  • Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL)
  • Rep. John Hall (D-NY)*
  • Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-NM)*
  • Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT)*
  • Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-NY)*
  • Rep. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI)*
  • Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH)*
  • Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI)*
  • Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)*
  • Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC)*
  • Rep. Steve Kagen (D-WI)*
  • Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)*
  • Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI)*
  • Rep. Peter King (R-NY)*
  • Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-MD)*
  • Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ)*
  • Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)*
  • Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)*
  • Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)*
  • Rep. James McGovern (D-MA)*
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA)*
  • Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME)*
  • Rep. Brad Miller (D-NC)*
  • Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI)*
  • Rep. Chris Murphy (D-CT)*
  • Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA)*
  • Rep. Scott Murphy (D-NY)*
  • Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)*
  • Rep. John Olver (D-MA)*
  • Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)*
  • Rep. Donald Payne (D-NJ)*
  • Rep. Tom Perriello (D-VA)*
  • Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA)*
  • Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO)*
  • Rep. David Price (D-NC)*
  • Rep. Adam Putnam (R-FL)*
  • Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX)*
  • Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL)*
  • Rep. Alyson Schwartz (D-PA)*
  • Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA)*
  • Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH)
  • Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC)*
  • Rep. Ike Skelton (D-MO)
  • Rep. John Spratt (D-SC)*
  • Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA)*
  • Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)*

*Co-sponsors of H.R. 1831

If your Rep. is already a co-sponsor of H.R. 1831, signing this letter should be an easy ask.  If not, please urge him or her to co-sponsor as well. Click here for a full list of co-sponsors.

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