Notice-Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia

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					                                                               1352                                                    Oct. 16 / Administration of George W. Bush, 2008

                                                               Proclamation 8309—National Forest                               of the Independence of the United States of
                                                               Products Week, 2008                                             America the two hundred and thirty-third.
                                                               October 16, 2008                                                                             George W. Bush
                                                                                                                               [Filed with the Office of the Federal Register,
                                                               By the President of the United States                           8:45 a.m., October 20, 2008]
                                                               of America
                                                                                                                               NOTE: This proclamation will be published in the
                                                                                                                               Federal Register on October 21.
                                                               A Proclamation
                                                                  During National Forest Products Week,
                                                               we highlight our country’s commitment to
                                                                                                                               Notice—Continuation of the
                                                               protect and wisely use America’s forests for                    National Emergency With Respect to
                                                               our Nation’s prosperity and well-being.                         Significant Narcotics Traffickers
                                                                  Across our country, citizens rely on forest                  Centered in Colombia
                                                               products to meet their daily needs. Our for-                    October 16, 2008
                                                               ests enable us to produce goods such as
                                                               paper and furniture, provide raw materials                         On October 21, 1995, by Executive Order
                                                               such as lumber for homes and buildings, and                     12978, the President declared a national
                                                               offer job opportunities that bring economic                     emergency pursuant to the International
                                                               security for many Americans.                                    Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C.
                                                                  My Administration is steadfast in its com-                   1701–1706) to deal with the unusual and ex-
                                                               mitment to protect our forests from both                        traordinary threat to the national security,
                                                               manmade and natural harm. It is vital that                      foreign policy, and economy of the United
                                                               we continue to make progress in conserving                      States constituted by the actions of signifi-
                                                               our natural resources and using them respon-                    cant narcotics traffickers centered in Colom-
                                                               sibly. Since 2002, we have worked to restore                    bia, and the extreme level of violence, cor-
                                                               our forests and protected them against cata-                    ruption, and harm such actions cause in the
                                                               strophic fires as part of the Healthy Forests                   United States and abroad.
                                                               Initiative. Americans take great pride in our                      Because the actions of significant narcotics
                                                               country’s natural splendor, and by working                      traffickers centered in Colombia continue to
                                                               together to be good stewards of the environ-                    threaten the national security, foreign policy,
                                                               ment, we can leave our children and grand-                      and economy of the United States and to
                                                               children a healthy and flourishing land.                        cause an extreme level of violence, corrup-
                                                                  Recognizing the importance of our forests                    tion, and harm in the United States and
                                                               in ensuring our Nation’s well-being, the Con-                   abroad, the national emergency declared on
                                                               gress, by Public Law 86–753 (36 U.S.C. 123),                    October 21, 1995, and the measures adopted
 
				
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Description: Because the actions of significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia continue to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States and to cause an extreme level of violence, corruption, and harm in the United States and abroad, the national emergency declared on October 21, 1995, and the measures adopted pursuant thereto to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond October 21, 2008.
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