U'wa tribe and Occidental  
5/12/02 8:31:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time

 Hi Kent-I am in North Carolina-just saw in today's Congressional Roll Call that Bill HR4546 was passed Friday in the H of R.  Here are the highlights:  1)$ 7.8 billion to advance Nuclear Missile Defense-leaving open the possibility of putting nuclear material on the tips of NMD interceptor missiles . 2) authorizes possible resumption of underground nuclear testing, not done since 1992,  3)Exempts defense installations from the Endangered Species Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (Another broken treaty! ) Also tacked on here:  4) Removed the cap of 500 on number of US troops in Columbia. No limit.  5) Provides approx. $90 million to rebuild an Occidental Oil pipeline in Columbia and commits US troops to guard it.  Whew-a lot more bad karma piling up on the heads of those who defend these actions!