Seize the day!
Even Stevie Wonder can see that fighting public land access closures one at a time, usually near or after the fact, plays right into the BIG GREEN game plan!!! They have the time, money, lawyers, EPA, Endangered Species Act etc backing them and if allowed to do so, they will continue with this same game plan since it has proven so very effective . . . fueled by our tax dollars.
Wouldn’t you rather help Congress fight these pricks instead of having to resort to our National OHV Advocacy Groups with their limited resources for each and every individual closure threat that arises? It gets REAL OLD to me and makes no sense!!
Instead, how about spending a few minutes supporting current OHV friendly congressionally sponsored National Bills like . . . H.R. 1581 & S. 1087: Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011
“A bill to release wilderness study areas administered by the Bureau of Land Management that are not suitable for wilderness designation from continued management as de facto wilderness areas and to release inventoried roadless areas within the National Forest System that are not recommended for wilderness designation from the land use restrictions of the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Final Rule and the 2005 State Petitions for Inventoried Roadless Area Management Final Rule, and for other purposes.”
This legislation attempts to release 43 million acres of Public Land back to the public for multiple-use and strip the Secretary of the Interior of the ability to lock up more land via his December 22, 2010 self proclaimed Secretarial Order 3310.H.R. 1996 & S. 1061: Government Litigation Savings Act
“A bill to amend title 5 and 28, United States Code, with respect to the award of fees and other expenses in cases brought against agencies of the United States, to require the Administrative Conference of the United States to compile, and make publically available, certain data relating to the Equal Access to Justice Act, and for other purposes.”
This legislation is intended to stop the “Green Machine” from using the Equal Access to Justice Act and hence our tax dollars to sue the Government in their attempts to prevent motorized and other uses of Public Lands. H.R. 758 & S. 407: National Monument Designation Transparency and Accountability Act of 2011
“A bill to amend the Act of June 8, 1906, to require certain procedures for designating national monuments, and for other purposes.”
This legislation targets Presidents who would use the act to lock up massive amounts of land from multiple-use inappropriately against the intent of the original National Monument Act while bypassing Congress in the process. Use Clinton’s massive public land grab/lockup on his way out the door, in the last hours of his Presidency as an example.
Action items for these bills can be found in various posts on the first page of this sub-forum
The titles and brief descriptions contained here tell the basic story, to do more research, view the full text version of the Bills, see who authored them, who co-sponsors them and more . . . find ‘em by Bill Number at this link . . . http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php
Find your Public Servants here . . . http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/?lvl=L
. . . and then shoot ‘em a quick email requesting that they support these pieces of Legislation.
All of these are Federal Bills on the Hill, not State stuff. If it starts with an “S.” it’s a Senate deal. If it starts with an “H.R.”, it’s your Congress person in the House of Representatives.
Reference both the Bill number and it's title when contacting your Public Servants. Bill numbers at times get recycled as do titles from one year to the next.
All the numbers and titles referenced are for our current session . . . the 112th.
If you are contacting a Senator, use the "S." number/title, if you are contacting a member of the House of Representatives use the H.R. number/title.PLEASE
give this thread a BUMP
for fellow forum members if you actually take a few minutes to make a phone call, send a letter, email or fax to your Public Servants.