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Urge Key Committee to Support Transparency in Public Land Designations

Click the Send Message Button Below to Ask House Natural Resources Committee Members to Cosponsor H. Res. 1254!

As you may recall, ARRA recently asked you to send a letter to your Representative about a leaked Department of Interior (DOI) memo that made it clear that President Obama was considering restricting access to public lands by declaring as many as 13 million acres in western states as National Monuments.  Thank you for responding. Your voice was heard and this issue has been addressed repeatedly in Congressional hearings, on national news and in many other ways.  But there is more to do.

House Committee on Natural Resources Ranking Member, Doc Hastings (R-WA) and Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Ranking Member Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced a Resolution of Inquiry (H. Res. 1254) aimed at requiring the Secretary of Interior to turn over to the House of Representatives specific information related to potential National Monument designations and other public lands initiatives on April 15.  A resolution of inquiry is a method used by the House to obtain information from an executive branch official.  The House Committee will vote on the resolution on April 28th.

Sweeping National Monument designations like those outlined in the leaked DOI memo represent a serious threat to recreation including motorized access.  Any OHV use would almost certainly be forever banned in areas designated as National Monuments, and riders would have no opportunity to formally weigh in on the process.  Any decision that could potentially lock OHV use out of huge swaths of public lands should be made in the light of day, and that is why it is important for you to weigh in to support transparency.

Please click the Send Message button below to send a letter encouraging House Natural Resources Committee Members to support and cosponsor H. Res. 1254.


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Please Support H. Res. 1254

Dear [Decision Maker],

As a member of Americans for Responsible Recreational Access, I write to ask you to cosponsor H. Res. 1254 and to vote in favor of the resolution at the Committee mark-up scheduled for April 28th.

H. Res. 1254 would help to instill transparency into these decisions.

Thank you for your consideration.

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]


  • US Representative Frank J. Pallone Jr.
  • US Representative John 'Jimmy' J. Duncan Jr.
  • US Representative Adrian M. Smith
  • US Representative Madeleine Z. Bordallo
  • US Representative Ron J. Kind
  • US Representative Jason Chaffetz
  • US Representative Mike Coffman
  • US Representative Cathy A. McMorris Rodgers
  • US Representative Rob J. Wittman
  • US Representative Pedro R. Pierluisi
  • US Representative Gregorio 'Killili' K.C. Sablan
  • US Representative Bill F. Shuster
  • US Representative Rob W. Bishop
  • US Representative John P. Sarbanes
  • US Representative Don Young
  • US Representative John C. Fleming Jr.
  • US Representative Cynthia M. Lummis
  • US Representative Pete A. DeFazio
  • US Representative Tom McClintock
  • US Representative Louie B. Gohmert Jr.
  • US Representative Diana L. DeGette
  • US Representative Doug L. Lamborn

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