Jul 2011 28

Call Representative Blake Farenthold to thank him for his Amendment No. 24 to H.R. 2584 which provides that the Park can’t use any of its funding from Congress to issue a preliminary or final rule, or take any other action, to reduce the legal speed limit at the Park from 25 mph.

Citizens for Access and Conservation have previously provided him with its response to the Park’s EA reflecting that the proposed speed limit reduction from 25 mph to 15 mph at the beach is not justified.  The City of Corpus Christi and the General Land Office have notified the Park that they support CAC’s Alternative 5.

Please call Blake’s office to thank him.  His numbers are

Corpus Christi Office; (361) 884-2222
Brownsville Office; (956) 544-8800 or
Washington D.C.; (202) 225-7742

Jul 2011 25

This is something we all need to be helping with. Trying to stop the use of plastic bags. If you fish or live near the sea you will know  dam things turn up everywhere.

Tomorrow the local Corpus Christi organisation SKip the Plastics, is trying to bring this to the public’s attention by having a showing of the film “Bag it”. All are invited.


Hope you can make the showing of Bag It tomorrow – 6 PM, Del Mar Center for Economic Dvlpmt., 3209 Staples. We’re a little concerned that the plastics industry and their allies are going to try to water down the truth, and need people there that have seen the real-world problems caused by plastic trash.


Neil McQueen

A picture by Jimmie Hepp showing the before and after affect of the plastic bag ban at a local tip, amazing.

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