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East Coast Group Running Ad Campaign for a West Coast Congressman?
Environmental Action, a Boston-based advocacy group, is taking a poll on which of two anti-Pombo ads you would prefer to see run in Rep. Pombo's district. Each ad protests the potential sale of up to up to 300,000 acres of surplus national forest lands to private developers, including as many as 400 parcels in California. Why are environmentalists nationwide targeting one California Congressman?
As chairman of the House Resources Committee, Richard Pombo (R-CA) is in a pivotal position to influence any proposal dealing with national forests. But that's not all. Pombo has a notoriously poor track record when it comes to protecting public lands.