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good bye public land....


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wilderness land, = no OHV's no trucks,dirt bikes etc etc......so who all dose this affect here in their off road habits?....

gives a semi run down on what land was taken
http://energy.senate.gov/public/_files/publiclandsomnibusbill2009.pdf



march 26 2009 2:00PM

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- By a 285-to-140 vote, U.S. House members on March 25 approved a bill that closes more than 2 million acres of public land nationwide to off-highway motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles and all other motorized vehicles, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

Following congressional maneuvering that breathed new life into the measure after it was defeated just a couple weeks earlier, the lawmakers approved H.R. 146, known as the Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Acquisition Grant Program. This bill was formerly known as S. 22, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009.

Congress' first attempt to pass this measure, S. 22, was defeated two weeks ago in the House. However, following that defeat, the Senate leadership brought H.R. 146 to the floor, inserted the language from S. 22, and passed the bill on March 19 by a vote of 77 to 20.

It then went to the House for the March 25 vote.

"The measure unreasonably bans motorized recreation on 2.1 million acres of public lands by inappropriately designating it as Wilderness," said AMA Vice President for Government Relations Ed Moreland. "This is a sad day not only for responsible motorized recreation but also for a democratic process that is supposed to welcome public input and the opportunity for congressional review.

"For example, House members never debated more than 70 of the bills included in this package before the vote," he said.

The measure, which now goes to President Obama to be signed into law, consists of a daunting collection of more than 160 pieces of legislation and more than 1,300 pages of text.

Under the bill, areas where motorized vehicles won't be allowed include parts of the Monogahela National Forest in West Virginia; Jefferson National Forest in Virginia; Mount Hood, Badlands, Spring Basin and Copper Salmon areas in Oregon; Sabinoso in New Mexico; Riverside County in California; and Washington County in Utah.

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) noted in a House floor speech on Feb. 9 that "there are recreation restrictions in this bill.

"These (the AMA and other responsible recreation) groups' members include millions of off-highway enthusiasts, vacationing families, and small businesses involved in the system. And what they have pleaded with us to do is, quoting from the letter that many groups signed, 'It is our sincere hope that this Congress will develop a thoughtful approach to managing our public lands more than simply eliminating public access and creating additional layers of bureaucracy. Continued reasonable access to public lands is vitally important for current and future generations.'

"So why the rush on this particular bill?" Bishop asked. "And who are the losers, other than Americans who enjoy recreating on public land?"

Moreland warned that these kinds of threats aren't going to end.

"This land grab is just the latest effort by the federal government to restrict recreational access to America's public lands," he said. "AMA members responded to our calls to action and helped us shape the debate of this legislation.

"Our voice must grow stronger if we are to head off these and other threats in the future, and I encourage all motorcyclists to sign up for AMA's legislative alerts," he said.

Through the AMA Government Relations Department's Action E-list, riders can be notified by e-mail when they can make a difference on important issues. To sign up, go to the AMA website at http://www.AmericanMotorcyclist.com, click on "Rights," then "Issues & Legislation," and then "Action E-list."



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Just the beginning,one day they will be after the vehicles,our vehicles.They'll have some lame excuse,probably a clunker law.

Enviromentalists=1
Offroad Enthusiasts=0
 

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I didn't read that whole thing, but I read they shut down Tellico. Guys over at Pirate are PISSED
 

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Just wait 'til they get their carbon tax rolling and it's financially impossible to drive anything other than a "Green" vehicle.
 

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Just wait 'til they get their carbon tax rolling and it's financially impossible to drive anything other than a "Green" vehicle.
Whew, I am covered. Wonder why it is better for the enviroment than my black one? :D


No public land around here for them to take away, it is all either private or a county/state park.
 

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Whew, I am covered. Wonder why it is better for the enviroment than my black one? :D


No public land around here for them to take away, it is all either private or a county/state park.
you sure about that, I'm pretty sure the snatched some chunks of joshua tree national park.

yeah seen the black car thing....WAFJ.......

but please everyone lets not turn this in to a political thing. That way it can stay here in the general section so more people will read this.
 
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Never heard of it?:icon_confused:

its a National Park in riverside comifornia. 90% of it was allready wilderness, but just might show you they can take parks.....so don't be so sure on your land.
 

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its a National Park in riverside comifornia. 90% of it was allready wilderness, but just might show you they can take parks.....so don't be so sure on your land.
Most of it is farmground around here, it's value has been skyrocketing and it is worth way too much to just look at... there are a couple small state parks (in which wheeling has never been allowed) around lakes but for the most part aside from CRP on close to unfarmable ground (it has to be farmed 2 years to eligible for CRP) there is very little wilderness left here.

We have Class B Maintenance "enter at own risk" mud roads for our wheeling, pretty much it is all we have unless you sneak something in while hunting or working in the field.
 

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What this will do is make folks ride on land illegally. Cropland will be destroyed.
It's "Red Barchetta" in its earliest form.

(Those young guys who have no idea what that means, google it)
 

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This is unfortunate but some of the responses reminded me of this.

 


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