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Jarhead
February 9th, 2009, 03:26 PM
House Set to Ban OHV Access to 2 Million Acres of Public Lands
Once again ARRA needs your help to defeat omnibus legislation that includes the National Landscape Conservation System Act!
The full Senate passed restrictive omnibus land legislation last month. Now, we need your help to defeat the measure in the House.
Please click the Send This Message button to send a letter to your Representative urging him or her to vote against omnibus legislation, S. 22, that includes 160 public lands measures including the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Act. The bill would create more than two million acres of wilderness while authorizing dozens of studies for potential parks, protected rivers and historical landmarks in addition to statutorily establishing the NLCS.
It is more important than ever for you to urge your Representative to vote against NLCS legislation in light of an ongoing Department of Interior (DOI) investigation of the existing NLCS division of the Bureau of Land Management. DOI initiated the investigation after reviewing emails and other documents that show extensive coordination between top NLCS officials and lobbyists for environmental groups as federal law generally prohibits federal employees from using appropriated funds or their official positions to lobby Congress.
http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/advocacy_nlcs_omnibus_s22 (http://www.arra-access.com/campaign/advocacy_nlcs_omnibus_s22)

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Dear [ Decision Maker ],
As a constituent and a member of Americans for Responsible Recreational Access I write to urge you to oppose S. 22, omnibus land use legislation that includes the National Landscape Conservation System Act.

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The more than 1200 page bill cobbles together 160 separate pieces of restrictive land use legislation that would eliminate responsible OHV access to more than 2 million acres of public land.
Additionally, the bill would statutorily establish the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) and I am concerned that this would result in legitimate forms of recreation being locked out from large swaths of public lands. Further, now is not the time to rush to pass NLCS legislation in light of the recent launch of a Department of Interior (DOI) investigation of the existing NLCS division of the Bureau of Land Management.
Thank you for your consideration.

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Trail_Fanatic
February 9th, 2009, 10:10 PM
Dear Patrick Brower,

Thank you for taking action on Urge Your Representative to Vote
No on S.22 on behalf of Americans For Responsible Recreational
Access. You can keep up with what we are doing at
http://www.arra-access.com (http://www.arra-access.com/) .

Sincerely,
ARRA-Access



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