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This letter was sent by OpenCongress user [deleted:AdrenalineWerks] on September 16, 2011 in opposition to H.R.2420 Colorado Wilderness Act of 2011.
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H.R.2420 Colorado Wilderness Act of 2011

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

This letter was a reply from the office of Michael F. Bennet on September 16, 2011.
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Dear Friend:

Thank you for your e-mail message. Keeping in touch with Coloradans is important to me. Due to the high volume of messages my office receives on a daily basis, I ask for your patience as I work with my staff to respond to your concerns.

I want to hear your thoughts on the issues that are important to you. The best ideas come from people in Colorado, not from politicians in Washington. That?s why it?s so important for me to hear your thoughts on how we can build a better future forand our country, together.

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This letter was a reply from the office of Diana DeGette on September 16, 2011.
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Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting my office via e-mail. I appreciate having the benefit of your views. Due to the volume of mail I receive, it can sometimes take my office a while to respond. I did, however, want to let you know that I have received your email.

If this is a scheduling request or if you need immediate assistance, please contact my Washington, D.C., office at 202-225-4431, or my office at 303-844-4988.

Sincerely,

Diana DeGette Member of Congress

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