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URGENT! Letters Needed To Oppose Going Forward With Designation

October 08, 2015 4:57 PM

BRC has just received Email Alerts from our partners at ARRA (Americans for Responsible Recreational Access) and at California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) in regards to President Obama's plans to designate a massive new National Monument. Take a minute and read their Action Alert pasted below, then Take Action. President Obama and Secretary Jewell both need to hear from you. Both ARRA and Cal4Wheel have letter generators

URGENT LETTERS NEEDED TO OPPOSE GOING FORWARD WITH DESIGNATION
Immediate Action Requested!
 
Dear BRC members and Action Alert Subscriber,

BRC has just received Email Alerts from our partners at ARRA (Americans for Responsible Recreational Access) and at California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) in regards to President Obama's plans to designate a massive new National Monument. Take a minute and read their Action Alert pasted below, then Take Action. President Obama and Secretary Jewell both need to hear from you.

Both ARRA and Cal4Wheel have letter generators up and running to help make that possible. Don't forget to pass this along to your friends, family and all your riding buddies.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Don Amador                                                              Ric Foster
Western Representative                                              Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition                                                   BlueRibbon Coalition
925-625-6287                                                           208-237-1008 ext. 2


From Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA)

President plans to visit CA desert in move to designate massive National Monument
Urgent letters needed to oppose going forward with designation

Administration officials have accepted Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) invitation to visit the California Desert and will attend a public meeting on Tuesday, October 13, and consider designating 1 million acres in the area as National Monuments. Senator Feinstein also has pending legislation that would not only address the area being considered for National Monument designation, but would also statutorily designate five OHV areas.

It is inappropriate for the Administration to even consider a National Monument designation in the area as Feinstein's collaboratively developed legislation is moving in the Senate (a legislative hearing is scheduled on the bill on October 8), and Representative Paul Cook (R-CA) has recently introduced companion legislation in the House.

Please send an email to the President and the Interior Secretary opposing the designation of 1 million acres of the California Desert as National Monuments.

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From California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel)

Congressional legislation creates six national OHV recreation areas in the CA desert

Legislation (HR 3668) has been introduced in the U.S. Congress to create five new national off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation areas in the California Desert (Spangler Hills, El Mirage, Rasor, Dumont Dunes, and Stoddard Valley). Under the bill, off-road enthusiasts would have access to over 60,000 additional acres of land. The "California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation, and Conservation Act" would also designate Johnson Valley as a National OHV Recreation Area and expand it by nearly 20,000 acres.

Write a letter now to your US Representative asking them to support HR 3668.

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