Congress considering banning riding on 9.4 million acres – Soon!

Posted: September 29, 2009 in ATV, Motorcycle, Snowmobile

The goverment is at it again…this time trying to ban off-road motorcycles, atv’s and bicycles from over 9 million acres in Utah!   These are very popular areas such as Moab, San Rafael Swell and Chimney Rock riding areas, among others.  The radical green movement has been pushing this agenda with the new administration and seem to be getting  traction. 

“The measure is totally unreasonable and completely unacceptable,” said Ed Moreland, AMA vice president for government relations. “Continued responsible access to public lands is a vitally important right for current and future generations.

“This is just the latest step in a massive land grab being orchestrated nationwide by anti-access forces who are seeking to eliminate responsible off-highway riding on public lands by any means necessary,” Moreland said. “They want to turn all public land into their own exclusive playground.

Earlier this year the Obama administration fastracked and signed into law a 2 million acre wilderness designation with very little public imput and now they’re attempting to slide another massive land grab under the radar before the public can have any input or comment.  It is very important that you contact your federal representative and oppose this now. 

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.

Please visit the link above for more complete details and the ama link below to take action – today!


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