Environmental Press # 324

Subj: OOG: Timber Waivers, Support SB 923: Write, Phone, Fax Gov Davis
Date: 9/16/2003 9:48:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Jon V3
To: Jon V3, oceanoutfallgroup@yahoogroups.com, sehbna@yahoogroups.com
Dear OOG, opposed to all water waivers:

SB 923, dealing with timber water quality waivers and polluted runoff, has been passed by the State Legislature and now awaits Gov Davis's signature. SB 923 puts fees, monitoring requirements and public notice requirements for waivers involving timber operations and polluted runoff water quality. Inland waivers affect the ocean, because most rivers wind up in the ocean. SB 923 by Senator Sher has the support of major environmental groups and also the activists involved in the northern California forests. Here are links to details of SB 923:

SB 923

SB 923 Senate Bill - AMENDED

SB 923 Senate Bill - Bill Analysis

Please email a letter, fax, and phone Gov. Davis today at:


Governor Gray Davis
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-445-4633

Here is a sample email. Just copy and paste.

To: governor@governor.ca.gov

Subject: SB 923 Support

Body of email:

Dear Governor Davis:

Please support and sign SB 923 (Sher). This bill will help clean up the waters of the state by placing requirements on water quality waivers sought by timber interests, including monitoring requirements, fees, and public notice. Please help us in our efforts to clean up the waters draining into the ocean. Thank you.


Phone Number

Also, send a copy of your letters by fax to:

1. The Honorable Byron Sher; fax: 916-323-4529

2. Linda Adams, Chief Deputy, Office of the Governor; fax: 916-324-6358


Jan Vandersloot (949) 548-6326

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