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Need Letters Today Even Form Letters Help

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by SummitXMK, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. SummitXMK

    SummitXMK 1/2 ton status

    Jun 6, 2001
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    I know that this is snowmobiles and not Trucks but it is still a landuse issue. Please at least go to Sharetrails.org and send a letter. Thanks alot.

    Hello my friends...

    Last year, in the course of a telephone conversation with one of my
    Senator's aides, I was told this terrible truth. "When green groups can
    rally ten thousand comment letters, and snowmobilers can't manage to deliver
    more than a thousand, it makes it tough for us to stand up for you. There is
    only so much we can do, Viki. This is a democracy, remember, and your folks
    are sounding like a minority here in D.C."

    That comment made my stomach lurch. This young woman was absolutely right.
    For years I've watched as environmental extremists and agenda driven "public
    servants" have stacked the deck against recreationists. They really don't
    have to work very hard at it. In the case of snowmobilers, all the other
    side really needs to do is schedule public comment periods for the spring
    and summer months. Once we put our sleds away, we toss our access issues in
    the garage with last year's trail map! We go merrily about our lawn mowing
    while groups like the 'Bewilderness Society' and the 'BilgeWater Nutworks'
    keep those anti snowmobile cards and letters stacking up on desks in

    As you read Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's very interesting comments
    below, you can see that the current administration is doing everything they
    can to help us maintain our winter access to Yellowstone Park. Over the
    chorus of howling and whining from our opponents, our friends in Washington
    opened the Yellowstone EIS process again. They took some serious political
    risks to give the snowmobile community the opportunity to rally the troops -
    to make a mighty noise in support of our sport.

    So far, I'm not terribly impressed.

    The public comment period for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Study is
    coming to an end. May 29th is fast approaching and our opponents are pulling
    out all stops. The fact that the snowmobile ban is no longer a 'slam dunk,'
    has environmental extremists running scared. In these final minutes, our
    opponents are doing everything within their power, spending every dime
    necessary to be sure the anti-snowmobile comments dwarf those snowmobilers
    submit. And they are counting on us to do what snowmobilers typically do in
    these cases. Nothing.

    I challenge you to do three things today.
    1) Send a comment letter for yourself, then ask three friends to do the
    same. A letter is ready for you to sign at:
    2) Sign the petition at: http://www.petitiononline.com/CSAT/petition.html
    then pass the URL on to EVERYBODY in your address book.
    3) Send this letter on to every snowmobiler you know...

    Just pretend for a moment that the future of snowmobiling depends on what
    you do today....because, guess what?! It does!

  2. SummitXMK

    SummitXMK 1/2 ton status

    Jun 6, 2001
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    I am bringing this to the top because there are only a few days left and we need all the help we can get!!
  3. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

    Dec 23, 2001
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    Thanks for posting this. I have not had the opportunity to see Yellowstone in wintertime, and it is something I've always wanted to do. It would be a shame to have this taked away.

  4. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Mar 3, 2000
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    Released from Pueblo, told I belong in Southpark
    Thanks for taking it to the top, I dont often go to this thread but looks like I need to more often. I too have never seen yellowstone but would like to someday. Thanks for being one of the watchdogs that keep things like this from being taken away without us even being informed. By the way did all 3 things you asked!!!
  5. AGM73k5

    AGM73k5 1/2 ton status

    Feb 17, 2000
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    Portland OREGON
    Thanks for bumping it /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    I'm on it now -


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