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The Obama Administration's assault on our freedoms continues with another scheme to wrestle public land away from its citizens and hand it over to the federal government. Open public land in the Eagle Mountain area of Riverside County, California is being eyed by the Park Service and the Environmental Lobby for annexation into Joshua Tree National Park. We are asking that you join The First Class Miners and Public Lands for the People in attending the August 5th public meeting to voice your opposition. At this meeting, the mining community needs to be seen and heard like never before; we think it's time to push back and your attendance is important. Here is the meeting information:

Where: Joshua Tree Community Center, 6171 Sunburst St, Joshua Tree, CA 92252 
When: August 5th, from 6-8 p.m.

This area has a rich mining history and there are existing mining claims in this section that would be, in time, declared null and void if the Park Service succeeds. Please ask yourself:

I not you, then who?; if not now, then when?

Here are a few government website links related to this issue: …

Please click on this link for a recent editorial that appeared in the New York Times:

Please make attending this meeting a priority. As PLP Members, this is where you can make a difference, by showing up IN PERSON. Let's let them know we are serious about the land WE THE PEOPLE OWN and are not going to let them sign it over to the Federal Government, locking the public out of just about every multiple use activity currently allowed. If they get this land locked up, the next target is open land the north side of the park. That would essentially close all land available for mineral claim in that region.

Thank you very much,
Walt Wegner
PLP President



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