|Please contact your representatives
and ask them to oppose H.R. 980!
|The new bill, H.R. 980, would designate 23 million acres of land in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, as Wilderness. This means each of these 23 million acres would be made permanently off-limits to motorized and mechanized recreation, including off-highway motorcycles, ATVs, 4x4s, snowmobiles and mountain bikes.
As responsible outdoor enthusiasts and riders, we need to join forces to oppose this legislation which would essentially close the majority of currently used riding areas in the Intermountain Northwest and would set an ugly precedent for other riding areas around the country. We need your help in taking action to defeat H.R. 980 so this land-grabbing cycle does not continue!
NEW YORK STATE RIDERS:
Here are some sentiments from leadership in the affected states.
Rep. Barbara Cubin, R-Wyo., called the bill ‘an absolutely offensive attempt by East Coast liberals to create sweeping, overreaching laws for Western public lands.’ She added she ‘will be fighting this bill tooth and nail.’
Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., offered a similar message and added ‘the people who depend on these resources both for work and recreation … deserve a seat at the table.’
And in Idaho, a spokesman for Republican Sen. Larry Craig offered a quote from former President Theodore Roosevelt, a champion of conservation.
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