The Trail PAC watched the FOX/Google Presidential debate last night with keen interest. As some of you know, the EPA is often driving the issue of OHV closures on public lands. One of those EPA closure tools is “dust” or particulate matter. EPA claims it needs to control dust as a reason to order the BLM or Forest Service to close or severely restrict historic OHV access throughout the West.
EPA citing “dust” and other issues as a reason to close areas to OHV
EPA is also behind the closure of the Clear Creek Management Area.
TPAC gives the “OHV win” last night to Herman Cain because of his enthusiastic and clearly articulated position on the need to overhaul EPA. And most important to OHVers -- is that he knew about the “dust” issue.
Video and Text of Cain’s EPA Discussion
TPAC understands this is very early in the election cycle and that there will be many more debates. However, TPAC appreciates that there are candidates who understand how government overregulation is having an impact on public and private land uses.