Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Did Obama Make Right Choice in Nomination of Abbey for BLM Post


Is Obama’s nomination of Bob Abbey a good thing for OHV recreation or a harbinger of bad things to come regarding recreational access to public lands?

PEER website listing Abbey as a spokesman:
http://www.peer.org/campaigns/publiclands/orv/rangers.php
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BRC's Don Amador riding on trails in the Pine Nut Mtns.,
a BLM recreation area in NV near Carson City
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The BlueRibbon Coalition issued a news release today that states a concern about which Abbey will run the BLM. Will it be the pro-multiple use Abbey that worked with all sides of the environmental equation while he was the Nevada State Director of BLM?

BRC News Release today:
http://www.sharetrails.org/releases/media/?story=649


Or, will it be the Abbey who joined the anti-access cabal of PEER/CBD/Rangers for Responsible Recreation – a closure-oriented trifecta that opposed the new CA OHV Program in 2007.

See BRC article on that Trifecta:
http://www.sharetrails.org/releases/media/?story=574


The General believes that Congress should try and find out which Abbey will be running the BLM. It is my hope that the old Abbey from his days as a fair and balanced state director will be in charge of managing our public lands.
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