NOHVCC’s webinar series continues– join us on October 1!
Title: Learn How To Host Rides for Veterans
What was intended to be a special, one-day event called the “Thank You For Your Service Ride,” has turned into so much more. NOHVCC Chairman and External Relations Director for the Iowa OHV Association, Dan Kleen, has now organized several veterans’ rides in Iowa (with more to come). This webinar will highlight the rides for veterans in Iowa and provide participants with all the information and tools necessary for clubs across the Country to replicate Iowa’s success.
H.R. 2540, the bipartisan Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2019, introduced by U.S. Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX) and Peter Welch (D-VT), would cap the volume of ethanol blended into the nation’s fuel supply at 9.7 percent of the total volume of gasoline. The American Motorcyclist Association supports this bill and other efforts to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Folliw this link to contact your congress critters…
Who the heck are Penny and Rascal, you ask? Wonder no more!
They are, of course, the stars of NOHVCC’s Adventure Trail. They have been featured on the NOHVCC website, in coloring and activity books, and on full-size posters. Soon they will appear in an interactive Adventure Trail website.
SSSR News 9.17.19: Rosemont asks judge to amend ruling; links to latest news
Dear Friends of SSSR:
You may have seen the recent article Judge is asked to junk ruling that halted Rosemont work in the Sept. 5th edition of the Arizona Daily Star and wondered WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?
Well, it’s all a bit
complicated, but the bottom line is that Hudbay is perhaps trying to
exhaust all possible remedies before filing a full appeal, which they
can still do within 60 days after the judge’s decision comes back on
their recent “Motion to Alter or Amend.”
Here are a few more details on Rosemont’s “Motion to Alter or Amend” filing:
Friday, August 30th, attorneys for Hudbay/Rosemont submitted what is
legally known as a “Motion to Alter or Amend” the Tucson federal court’s
Judgment that was issued on August 2nd. This Judgment formally
implemented the court’s July 31st Order, which had ruled that the Forest
Service’s Record of Decision and Final EIS violated numerous aspects of
federal public land, mining, and environmental law. The court’s
decision and Judgment “vacated,” which means set aside/invalidated, the
ROD and FEIS, such that they no longer can be used by the Forest Service
or any other federal agency in support of approving the Rosemont
August 30th motion asks the court to amend its decision so that the
FEIS should still be in force, and argued that the court exceeded its
jurisdiction in vacating the ROD and FEIS.
for SSSR and the other conservation group plaintiffs, along with
attorneys for the three Tribes, have reviewed Hudbay/Rosemont’s motion
and have found that it is without merit and should be denied by the
court. SSSR’ and the Tribes’ responses to Hudbay/Rosemont’s motion were
initially due to be filed September 13, but the court granted
SSSR/Tribes’ motion to extend that deadline, and now the responses are
due on September 27th. Notably, in its order setting the new response
deadline, the court ruled that Hudbay/Rosemont will not be allowed to
file a reply to SSSR/Tribes’ responses.
is no time limit for Judge Soto to rule on the new motion, but it will
be some time after SSSR/Tribes file their responses on September 27th.
we cannot predict with certainty what Judge Soto will decide, but our
attorneys are confident that, as we noted above, Hudbay/Rosemont’s
motion is without merit.
We’ll know for sure only when Judge Soto makes his decision , sometime after September 27th.
Senate Bill 1527 has five sponsors, many more needed
The federal Recreational Trails Program has used off-highway vehicle
users’ federal gas taxes to fund more than 24,000 trail projects
nationally since 1992. It is clearly one of the best tools we have to
help fund trail construction and maintenance.
Only about $84 million of the estimated $270 million collected
annually on OHV fuel makes its way to trails projects. That’s less than a
third. And it’s a gap that every trail user should want closed.
In late May, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) introduced legislation that takes the first, important step toward getting RTP the full funding it deserves. Four other senators have signed on to co-sponsor the bill, which requires the Federal Highway Administration
recreation occurs all over the country on all sorts of terrains. Many
lucky OHV recreationists will have the opportunity to experience riding
on trails in heavily wooded areas, areas with serious exposure in
mountainous areas or in open plains. Others yet will have the
opportunity to ride on dunes or through the desert. Each type of area
has its unique safety concerns – this article focuses on desert safety.
NOHVCC recently spoke with Brian Puckett who is a paramedic and leads search and rescue operations for the Bureau of Land Management’s El Centro Field Office in California, which manages the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area. Brian leads a team of five permanent staff who are bolstered with seasonal help during the busy winter season. The team responds to 400 calls a year and deal with a vast range of injuries. Brian said, “Everything from splinter removal to serious traumatic injuries – we see it all.”