TPAC wants to commend the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation for holding an oversight hearing today on “Impediments to Public Recreation on Public Lands.”
As many of you know, electing federal legislators to enact regulatory reform as it pertains to recreational use of public lands was one of our main goals in the 2012 election. It most certainly will be an objective for TPAC in the 2014 midterm elections.
Subcommittee Chairman, Rob Bishop (CD1-UT), stated at the hearing, “Increased fees, bureaucracy, restrictions, regulation, and processing time are driving up the costs of running private business on public lands making profitable operation difficult, putting many out of business, and threatening the continuation of the services that make visitor access possible and affordable for families.”
“Unless there is a change in direction, a generation of Americans could lose the opportunity to participate in outdoor adventure and thousands of local jobs could be lost,” Bishop continued.
Link to Hearing and Testimonyhttp://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=332125
TPAC encourages you to take time and read the public testimony of recreation businesses that face a growing mountain of red-tape and onerous regulations that impact their livelihood and local economies.
It is important to remember that these pro-regulatory reform hearings and subsequent legislation will not be possible if we do not retain a pro-trail majority in the House and work to elect an access majority in the Senate in 2014.
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Don Amador, FounderThe Trail PAC