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Cape Hatteras (originally posted by biggy)
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Wed Mar 28 2007, 01:16PM

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Cape Hatteras National Seashore is under attack by the
environmentalists to completely shut off all motorized access to the
beach. There is a special committee that has been appointed by the
Federal Court to make the new rules. We want to make sure that our
interests are being addressed and the only way to do that is to have
representation on the committee. This is very important:
Please take a minute- copy and paste the below letter, and then send it to Ona Ferguson: oferguson©

Please add Carla Boucher's address to the cc: line ccboucher©
Please make sure you add your name, address, and phone number at the
bottom, under the closing
This must be done by February 03

Thank you,
Trish Dinsmore
540 898-6742

============COPY AND PASTE THE MESSAGE BELOW============

I am writing to express my deep concern at the elimination of
the third ORV use sub-group membership (seat) from the Cape
Hatteras National Seashore negotiated rulemaking committee. As one
of the 500 + members of Virginia Four Wheel Drive Association, I
have learned that the seat originally allotted to represent our
association has been eliminated, yet the environmental groups have
retained one of their extra seats awarded to them after the draft
committee proposal was released in June. As you will recall CBI
received a nomination for two of our members to serve on behalf of
the Virginia Four Wheel Drive Association as well as several of our
member clubs.
This action is an enormous injustice to thousands of four
wheel drive enthusiasts in Virginia who routinely look to Cape
Hatteras National Seashore for recreational opportunities. By any
measure, Virginia's four wheel drive enthusiasts are substantial
stakeholders in Cape Hatteras National Seashore. For this large
group of constituents to be excluded from the negotiated rulemaking
process is neither fair nor balanced and leaves the committee
overwhelmingly skewed in favor of the environmental
interests. Such imbalance calls into question the legitimacy of
the negotiated rulemaking process itself.
Time and again, we have seen that environmental interests
attempt to impose their will by "stacking" representation to favor
their views. You can, of course, correct this imbalance by
restoring the Virginia Four Wheel Drive Association seat at the
table in your recommendations. In doing so, you will ensure that
the collective voice of Virginia's Off Road Vehicle users of Cape
Hatteras National Seashore will be heard.
I want to hear from you that you have taken positive action to
restore the credibility of the negotiated rulemaking process by
recognizing Virginia Four Wheel Drive Association as a stakeholder
in Cape Hatteras National Seashore and restoring our seat on the
negotiated rulemaking committee.


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