Just a few weeks ago, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced S. 2122 to stop the EPA from promulgating new highly restrictive regulations under the Clean Water Act that would extend agency control over very small wetlands and intermittent streams (e.g. mud puddles and small watercourses on trails that occur after a rain storm).
The Recreation HQ supports Paul's effort to block these new EPA closure-oriented regulations. These new rules - supported by hard-core green organizations - are large unfunded mandates that can impact (e.g. close) OHV use on federal, state, and private lands.
Here is link to S2122 Overviewhttp://paul.senate.gov/?p=defense_of_environment_and_property_act_of_2012
HQ believes anti-access groups will continue to utilize the EPA/CWA/ESA to close recreation roads and trails on public lands as is highlighted in the article below:
Article on Court Decision on FS Road/Water Runoffhttp://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/judge-orders-forest-service-to-rework-eis/article_583e4e02-579d-5a9d-ad8c-2e7bf6051e9b.html
HQ urges your small business or large/small recreation group to join the following groups
FreedomWorksAmericans for Prosperity
American Land Rights Association
American Policy Center
Kentucky Farm Bureau
Kentucky Coal Association
Take Back Kentucky
James DeLong (Author, Property Matters)
Quiet Warrior Racing
and send a letter in support of S.2122 TODAY to Sen. Paul’s office – Attn: Rachel Bovard:
Senator Rand PaulMember, U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Thanks for doing this today!