Biodiversity

Environmental and conservation groups endorse 72 Online rule

The following organizations have endorsed the following statement:
“We support the 72 Online rule to require generally that legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.”

Note: Endorsers of the 72 Online concept do not necessarily support or oppose any legislation, nor agree with the views of ReadtheBill.org or other endorsers on specific legislation or other matters.

Selected endorsing organizations include:

Alaska Wilderness League
Friends of the Earth
Natural Resources Defense Council

National, regional and local organizations and businesses are invited to endorse the 72 Online rule.
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H.R. 5429 — The American-Made Energy and Good Jobs Act

Summary:
MYSTERY BILL. ReadtheBill.org assumes H.R. 5429 became available online on Tues., May 23 at 5 p.m., and the House began consideration on Thu., May 25. This bill violated the 72 Online rule.

Alaska Wilderness League endorses 72 Online rule

The Alaska Wilderness League endorsed the following statement in March 2006:

“We support the 72 Online rule to require generally that legislation and conference reports be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before floor consideration in Congress.”

Note: Endorsers of the 72 Online concept do not necessarily support or oppose any legislation, nor agree with the views of ReadtheBill.org or other endorsers on specific legislation or other matters.

What they say

“Legislation to drill the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seems to pop up anywhere, anytime. The legislative process has become a sneak attack instead of a democratic debate. The 72 Online rule would give a fair chance to wilderness in Alaska and order in Congress.”

–Cindy Shogan, Executive Director, Alaska Wilderness League