Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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mandated 3 Native American representatives
  • Michael Lynch, West Tennessee (2008-12)
         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
  • Pat Cummins, Middle Tennessee (2004-08)
         descendant, Cherokee
  • Mark Cantrell, Middle Tennessee (2010-14)
         unknown tribal affiliation
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358
    731-723-9994

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    Stop Obama's Plan to Drill America's Coasts

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Emily V., Care2 Action Alerts
    To: Donna Smith
    Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 10:15 AM
    Subject: Stop Obama's Plan to Drill America's Coasts


    Hi Donna,

    In a horrifying move this week, President Obama proposed to open vast new expanses of our coastlines to offshore oil and gas drilling.

    Is this the same guy who has repeatedly talked of our need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, invest in clean energy and protect wildlife?

    Tell President Obama that you oppose his new offshore drilling plan »

    If implemented, Obama's plan would overturn a long-standing moratorium on oil drilling in the Atlantic south of Delaware, putting the North Atlantic right whales -- already one of the rarest marine animals -- at even greater risk. Plus it would jeopardize commercial fisheries and vital habitat for sea turtles off North Carolina's coast.

    And despite making Alaska's Bristol Bay off-limits, drilling elsewhere off Alaska would threaten polar bears, walruses and bowhead whales.

    The estimated three years oil supply these spots are expected to produce is not worth the permanent loss of habitat. Tell Obama that drilling is not the answer to our energy problem »

    Thanks for taking action!

    Emily V.
    Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team


    Oppose Obama's Reckless
    Oil Drilling Plan




    Take action link: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AFvra/zkPj/A71cC

    Re: Stop Obama's Plan to Drill America's Coasts

    I was quite dismayed when I heard the news. Guess tourists on the Gulf Coast will be getting oil on their tootsies again.


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