(4/15/2006) - SACRAMENTO -- In a narrow 6-8 vote,
the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee killed an important bill that
would have protected California condors from lead poisoning by requiring the use
of lead-free ammunition within a critical portion of condor habitat in southern
California. Assembly Member Pedro Nava (D-Santa Barbara) was the author of AB
2123, the Ridley-Tree Condor Preservation Act.
“Once again, the anti-wildlife majority on
the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee killed a good wildlife