The Omnibus bill was just the beginning!!!

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  1. Wolf

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    U.S. House Considering Bill Detrimental to OHV Riding

    Protect 24 million acres from OHV restrictions

    Take Action!

    Contact your Representative to Oppose H.R. 980!



    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 AmericanMotorcyclist.com, 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.
  2. Ol'89r

    Ol'89r Super Power AssClown

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    Thanks for posting this Wolf.

    IMO, this is one of the most important threads on DRN right now and it gets only 24 views and O replies. :bang: No wonder we are losing all of our riding land. I am disgusted with my dirtriding brethren. :|

    It is my understanding this new bill will lock up some of the most prime riding areas in Moab. Not to mention a huge area rich in minerals and oil. THIS IS THE REAL REASON TO LOCK UP THE LAND. It has nothing to do with the critters or the plants. It's all about minerals and oil and the ability of the government to take it away from the peoples control. What a better way to get everyone in those little pieces of crap electric cars than to lock up the oil fields.

    Those of you that voted for change, I hope your freakin happy. :coocoo: This is just the beginning. :think:

    You can all go back to arguing about two strokes verses four strokes now. That seems to be the subject that interests everybody. Four or five pages of responses to that thread. Of course, when all of the land has been taken away, it won't matter wether you have a two stroke or four stroke because there won't be anywhere to ride them.

    I guess we really deserve what we are getting.

    Thanks again Wolf for trying to wake these guys up. I don't think its workin though.
  3. biglou

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    The date and a couple of the names have changed, but other than that, SH nails it:

    http://www.superhunky.com/articles/deathvote2000.php

    And from the "My Dinner With Super Hunky" Article: ( http://www.superhunky.com/articles/superhunky.php )

  4. maxrevs666

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    This is a worldwide problem, and unfortunately there is a worldwide apathy also. forestry in my local area is facing closure to all motorised vehicles due to lobbying on the part of the horseridng and nature walking sects. This current fad of "green green green" is borderline nazi-like in its oppressiveness and discrimination towards people who enjoy motorsports, people need to wake the hell up and get ready to fight for your rights.

    The war isn't coming - its already here.
  5. danny86

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    Do you really think the minority has a say in this ? The calls/mails don't work. Its political networking, campaign contributions , etc.. Whoever writes the biggest check.

    Violence is the only thing minority can do to change the mainstream. Just like in the 1700's when we took arms to change the Gov't.
  6. Ol'89r

    Ol'89r Super Power AssClown

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    Absolutely! :nod:

    I've seen it. It only takes a small handful of concerned citizens to make change.

    I've seen long established MX tracks shut down because of complaints from just ONE concerned citizen.

    I've seen a very large and untouchable (in their own words) construction company stopped in their tracks and forced into bankruptcy because of the actions of just three concerned citizens. Proud to say I was one of those three citizens.

    I've seen the governor of our own state completely change his mind on taxing people to death after witnessing a tea party (tax revolt) where over 3,000 concerned citizens rallied against higher taxes. I guess he didn't like seeing his head on a stick.

    It only takes a small amount of organized people to stop the insanity we are witnessing today both in our sport and our government.

    You're right about the letters and e-mails. Those are easily deleted and discarded but, a council room full of angry citizens does make a difference.

    We can sit and bitch to each other on the internet or we can take the time to attend meetings and make a show of force. THIS is what gets their attention.

    I truly fear for what is happening to our country right now. If we don't ALL become involved and stop the madness, you won't recognize this country or what it once stood for in 10 years.

    Like I said, until we ALL become involved and take the time to search out and attend important meetings, we have nobody but ourselves to blame.

    How many meetings have you attended?



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