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WHAT’S
Beyond The Edge

NATIONAL TRAIL GROUP APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION
TO REOPEN POPULAR OHV RECREATION SITE

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The BlueRibbon Coalition,
a national trail-based recreation group, applauds
Congressman Sam Farr (D-Salinas) and Congressman David Valadao (R-Coalinga) for recently
introducing H.R. 1776, the Clear Creek National
Recreation Area and Conservation Act of 2013.
Also co-sponsored by Congressman Jeff Denham
(R- Modesto), the bill would reopen the 75,000 acre
Clear Creek Management Area to OHV recreation
and other multiple-uses.  In addition, the proposal
would designate about 21,000 acres nearby as the
Joaquin Rocks Wilderness.
In 2008, the BLM imposed an interim emergency
closure of the area to all users, even hikers, citing
concerns about a public health risk due to naturally
occurring asbestos.  A few weeks ago, the agency
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