House subcommittee to consider banning riding on 9.4 million acres - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Landuse, ALERT Land Use Alert Conference - Post all immediate action notices here

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
Just Plain Need A Life
 
writeforus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Idaho
Posts: 27,817
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
           
Exclamation House subcommittee to consider banning riding on 9.4 million acres

In a surprise move, the chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee has scheduled a hearing for next week on a proposal that would ban off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and bicycles from more than 9 million acres of public land in Utah, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

While U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, who is chairman of the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, has yet to officially announce his intention to hold the hearing, the AMA has confirmed that H.R. 1925 will be considered on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Read full AMA release here

U.S. House subcommittee to consider banning riding on 9.4 million acres - Trails/Events @ Off-Road.com



writeforus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
Just Plain Need A Life
 
writeforus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Idaho
Posts: 27,817
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
           
Exclamation Act Now to Save Moab!

From MetalCloak:

HOT!!! HOT!!! HOT!!!

If you haven't heard already, Congress is holding a hearing today for determining if Moab will be designated a Wilderness Area, which would essentially eliminate the use of ANY OHVs in Moab.

Here is some information from the Utah Shared Access Alliance:

We have been warning you and thousands of others that this day would come. On October 1, 2009 a congressional committee will consider a wilderness bill that would turn 9.4 million acres of Utah public land into congressionally designated wilderness. This is a major step towards the closing of nearly 40% of all the land that BLM manages in Utah. This may seem surreal but it is actually happening. We must stop this bill. With your help we can do it.

If you would like to read the propaganda from our opposition and the main proponents of the bill go here Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance: Home Page. Be sure to take some anti-nausea medication these guys spin things pretty hard.

Sincerely,
Michael Swenson
Utah Shared Access Alliance



writeforus is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 10-01-2009, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
Just Plain Need A Life
 
writeforus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Idaho
Posts: 27,817
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
           
Exclamation Who's behind Utah land grab? Surprise!

WESTERN BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE - LAKEWOOD, CO (Oct. 1, 2009) -- A proposal to severely restrict public access to nearly one-fifth of all land in Utah, spearheaded by a liberal New York congressman and an environmental group chaired by a Swedish multimillionaire, is beginning to move forward in the U.S. Congress. But a Western coalition is now working to build opposition to the legislation from other states, and is predicting success.

The Federal Government already controls about 64% of Utah land.


The bill, known as the "America's Red Rocks Wilderness Act," is sponsored by Rep. Maurice Hinchey, a Democratic congressman from New York. It would designate as "wilderness" about 9.4 million acres of land in Utah, which would severely restrict the public's access to those lands.

"There is clearly support among Utah legislators for movement on a Utah wilderness bill, but this approach is increasingly recognized as a 'gang attack' on Utah, pure and simple," said Sims. "No one remembers a single case of a wilderness bill getting serious consideration in the Congress without the support of even one member of home state's delegation. That fact is getting other states understandably nervous about the prospect of being targeted by out-of-state politicians and extremist environmental groups like Utah is being targeted."

To see the Western Business Roundtable letter on H.R. 1925 to Members of Congress, click here.
September 29


# # #




Last edited by writeforus; 10-01-2009 at 03:55 PM.
writeforus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome