1opinion, the first thing it tells me is you live in a beautiful state. I have visited the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge four times and look forward to returning. My Va. Senators are both Dems, my Rep is a Republican. I have written to all three of them. All three have responded to most of my emails and ALL of my letters. I have also written to my state representatives and the Governor. Most of those letters are shorter than what I write on forums. The people who get the most attention are those who write real letters with checks in them. That said, they have folks who crunch numbers and they are under the impression of every person who sends a letter with a stamp, there are X who feel the same way that person does. For every email, X feel that way… etc.You may not be “heard”, but you are being factored into the math.:)Need I say more?I salute you for taking the time to write Mr. Inhof. I hope your form letter is better than mine. :)I did get a letter that addressed ALL of my statements this year. I kept that one.Keep the faith. Your 1 opinion is multiplied with every contact you make.Respectfully,C.