I would also say all the 4x4 clubs are fighting Hard (in and out) of Oregon to keep our trails open. I run with a group outside of Portland (http://poorboy1.proboards31.com/index.cgi
) and we are always fighting the different issues. Here is one example just posted today (from a fellow poorboy) below for all to read...
It seems that our Governor does not have enough pressing issues to deal with like the economy, unemployment, illegals, and the school systems, so he went and got the speaker of the house to introduce HB 2186, the link to the full bill and a list of representitives on the comittee that working on the bill are below, basically they want to ban the sale and distrobution of after market parts in the state if it affects greenhouse gasses. Now my experience with the government is if they get a foot they will take 100 miles so this idea scares the !@#$ out of me. The first thing they want to limit or control is tires.
In the SEMA link there is contact info for all the members of the committee and yesterday I contacted everyone of their offices and voiced my displeasure. I also called my distric representitive and left a message on the Governor's comment line. It took about 15 to 20 min and even if it did not help at least I tried. All the representitive's secretaries noted the oposition and about half said they have been recieving tons of calls against this bill. It seems it is making noise on lots of car and truck forums and some shops in the area are sending out emails urging people to contact the idiots in Salem.
I know the people on Poorboy have done lots of things to help TSF and other causes and if this bill gets passed it could hurt everyone of us in some way or another. Please if you can call the people listed in the link, your district representitive, and even the Governor and tell them you disagree with the bill.
160 State Capitol
900 Court Street
Salem, Oregon 97301-4047
Governorís Citizensí Representative Message Line