"All trail-access decisions are political decisions"

The Trail Political Action Committee (TPAC) was founded as the first national non-partisan political action committee dedicated solely to championing responsible off-highway vehicle recreation on designated roads, trails, and areas on public lands through the electoral and legislative processes.
The TPAC tactical goal is to target key races using state-of-the art real-time analysis where there is a tough election and the pro-access candidate needs some extra support to help to defeat their opponent.
TPAC is needed to counter the anti-access special interests in Washington DC who have long ago figured that contributing to closure-oriented politicians is how they will accomplish their goal of restricting OHV access on federal lands.
TPAC is ready to stand in that political breach to stop the flow of anti-access politicians into the Capital. TPAC will work hard to reverse that trend so that pro-access legislators will exist as the majority in Congress and the White House.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cain Wins Prez Debate on EPA Dust Issue

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.

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