03-22-13 About tonight’s proceedings, responses to your questions

I’VE RECEIVED SOME QUESTIONS REGARDING TONIGHT’S PROCEEDINGS.

HERE IS WHAT I FOUND OUT:

 

*             The Vitter amendment, this afternoon, was filed to the Senate version of the budget (presently on the floor, the pending order of business).

 

*             The House already adopted (Ryan) budget.

 

*             Once Senate acts (passes the bill), the House and Senate must reconcile their bills.

 

*             Whether or not they can – unknown.

 

*             The Vitter amendment may or may not be considered (there were some 400 amendments filed – probably 15-20, maybe 30 will actually be considered).

 

*             What’s significant, regardless what happens, there is now a bi-partisan Senate effort to override the Secretary’s decision.

 

*             Vitter comes from one of the largest shellfish producing states.  He is aware that the false science manufactured by NPS has ALREADY migrated to Southern states – and is now showing up in regulatory proceedings.

 

We should know something by dawn – Senate’s supposed to be nearly all night.

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  1. Earl

     /  March 22, 2013

    We did. We have also contacted a number of other folks to put the word out. Please keep us informed. Yesterday we requested the DBOC publication from Leslie.
    Thanks,
    Earl and Dee

    Reply
  2. Norm

     /  March 22, 2013

    Jane – Could you fill me in on Vitter’s comment that NPS misconduct had flowed to the southern states.

    Norm H.

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    • False science from NPS is now being “cited” in various places in the South.

      In other words, the bogus science developed and advanced by NPS at Drakes Estero, is now being cited in unrelated administrative/regulatory situations.

      Reply

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