I oppose H.R.2420 -Wilderness Act of 2011, and am tracking it using OpenCongress.org, the free public resource website for government transparency and accountability.
I am concerned about this bill because it will designate nearly 700,000 acres as Wilderness in Colorado. This Wilderness designation will make the land off limits to off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts.
3.5 million acres are already designated as Wilderness inand by a stroke of a pen this legislation proposes to increase Wilderness by another 700,000 acres without local input of those who recreates responsibly on that land.
Sincerely, Roger Wilson
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