For Immediate Release: April 15, 1998
Contact: David Ridenour (202) 507-6398 or [email protected]
Nina Gilcrist 425/455-5038
Congressmen Helen Chenoweth (R-ID), John Ensign (R-NV) and John Doolittle (R-CA) will be among the featured speakers at the tenth annual Wise Use Leadership Conference this weekend in Reno, Nevada. The meeting will convene at 8:00 A.M. on April 18 at John Ascuaga's Nugget (1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV).
The Wise Use Leadership Conference is an annual meeting that brings together over 100 top leaders of the Wise Use Movement, a grassroots movement made up of property rights, farming, ranching, logging, and mining organizations dedicated to wise use/sound management of the nation's natural resources. The conference gives these leaders the opportunity network and share ideas and strategies.
Other speakers at this year's conference will include: Dr. Robert Balling, Director of the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University and one of the nation's premier experts on global warming; Joseph Perkins, editorial writer for the San Diego Union Tribune; and Wayne Hage, a Nevada rancher who fought a 12-year legal battle with the government over water rights on his Nevada Ranch.
"The leaders at this conference won't be dealing with hindsight or foresight. They will be dealing with insight," said Alan Gottlieb, President of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise. "The result of this conference will be seen for years to come."
"The Tenth Annual Wise Use Leadership Conference will be one of the largest gatherings of wise use leaders ever," said David Ridenour, Vice President of The National Center for Public Policy Research. "This shows not only that the Wise Use Movement is growing, but that public support for what the movement stands for is also growing."
The Wise Use Leadership Conference is sponsored by the Bellevue, Washington-based Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.
For more information, contact David Ridenour of The National Center for Public Policy Research at (202) 507-6398 (until April 17) or at 707/356-3300 (April 17-19) or contact Nina Gilcrist of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise at 425/455-5038.
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