Monday, December 13, 2010

Lame Duck Congress and Senate Omnibus Bill of 2010

Looks like an Omnibus Bill has been introduced in the Senate and contains a handful of Wilderness bills throughout the country that seem mostly compatible with the interests of mountain bikers. Politico got their hands on a draft of, "The Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2010" last week. Thus far the draft does not include Wilderness on the North Fork in West Virginia. There is a possibility that Rockefeller would add the North Fork to this Omnibus bill at the last minute. As of now, Wilderness on the North Fork is looking less and less likely. However, we need to stay vigilant over the next two weeks and make sure that it is not included as a last minute addition.

Remember to Sign the Petition to preserve bicycle access for North Fork Mountain if you have yet to do so.

If you are a West Virginia resident, please continue to Contact Senator Rockefeller and let him know that you do not want to see the North Fork Wilderness proposal included in the Omnibus Bill.

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