Ask your representative to support H.R. 1913!
On April 5, U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.) introduced H.R. 1913. This bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Reps. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), David Valadao (R-Calif.) and Paul Cook (R-Calif.), would reopen the Clear Creek Management Area in California for off-highway-vehicle use.
In 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management closed Clear Creek due to concerns about high levels of naturally occurring asbestos. Upon further investigation by the International Environmental Research Foundation, these concerns turned out to be unwarranted.
This legislation would direct the BLM to reopen the CCMA. This site once was considered one of the premier OHV recreation sites in the country, attracting thousands of visitors annually.
The bill also would protect 21,000 acres of BLM land adjacent to Clear Creek by designating the area the Joaquin Rocks Wilderness.
This bill's passage could provide a significant boost to the local economy and expand the recreational opportunities for OHV riders across the West.
Please urge your representative to support H.R. 1913. Do so right away!
Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights - on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.
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