Yet another call to action - land closure

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by madwrench, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. madwrench

    madwrench Engulfed

    Jul 26, 2005
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    <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 420pt;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="560"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in;"> U.S. House Considering Bill Detrimental to OHV Riding
    <table class="MsoNormalTable" style="width: 100%;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in;"> Protect 24 million acres from OHV restrictions
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    </td></tr> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in;"> Contact your Representative to Oppose H.R. 980!
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    </td></tr> <tr> <td style="padding: 0in;" colspan="2"> The Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources has scheduled a hearing on May 5 to consider H.R. 980, the Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act (NREPA). This legislation was introduced by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). It will designate 24 million acres as Wilderness and components of the National Wilderness Preservation System in Idaho , Montana , Oregon , Washington , and Wyoming . This Wilderness designation will make the land off-limits to off-highway riders.

    With the Wilderness bill (Omnibus Public Land Management Act) recently signed into law, that prohibited off-highway vehicle (OHV) use on over 2 million acres, this Congress now feels emboldened to continue pressing for passage of even more Wilderness bills that would take away additional OHV trails enjoyed responsibly by your friends and family.

    We need your help to stop H.R. 980 in its tracks. The fastest way to reach your Representative is to call them. You can find contact information for your elected officials by entering your zip code on, clicking on "Rights," then "Issues and Legislation." Additionally, a prewritten e-mail is available for you to send to your Representative immediately by following the "Take Action" option and entering your information.

    To find a list of members serving on the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, please click here.

    We must remain vigilant. If this bill were signed into law, the effect on the OHV community would be devastating for generations. Please contact your Representative right away and urge them to oppose H.R. 980.


    BENRON Crosscut Certified

    Feb 25, 2006
    Quick Figuring...

    24 million acres = 37,500 square miles
    = a square plot of land 200 miles/side
    = Indiana
    = 1.3% of the lower 48
    = 3500 sq. ft for each person in the US