BLUERIBBON COALITION ACTION ALERT!
UPDATE ON CHILDREN'S OHV BAN:
BUREAUCRATS REFUSE TO LISTEN - INCLUDE
CHILDREN'S SNOWMOBILES IN BAN
Despite calls for Congressional hearings (http://www.sharetrails.org/alerts/?alert=951)
the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is
refusing to lift the ban on children's off
CPSC Commissioners voted late last week on
procedures for determining exclusions. Based on
that vote, BRC is not optimistic that the
exclusion for youth model ATVs and dirt bikes
will be granted anytime soon. Indeed, the
bureaucrats at the CPSC have emphasized that
their ban includes children's snowmobiles!
If you have already sent a letter to Congress
and the CPSC, we want to thank you. Thanks to
your many letters, phone calls, protests, and
emails, the media has been reporting the obvious
- that kids don't eat their ATVs and
The BlueRibbon Coalition is asking its
members to redouble their efforts to fight the
ban on youth OHVs. We are asking that
folks follow up with another letter or email. We
are also asking our members to forward this
information to their friends and family.
The potential losses for the industry and
local dealers are massive - up to $1 billion in
retail economic value annually.
BRC asks you to join the efforts of the
Western Caucus, Congressman Mike Simpson,
Congressman Duncan Hunter, State Senator Tom
Self, MIC/SVIA, and others to "encourage" the
CPSC to do the right thing and grant existing
petitions for a stay.
MIC's "Stop the Ban" Letter Generator and
BRC's News Release with Link to Congressman
Simpson's Letter to Chairman Waxman
Congressman Duncan Hunter's Letter to CPSC
Western Caucus Letter
State Representative Tom Self's Website
About BlueRibbon Coalition
The BlueRibbon Coalition is a national
recreation group that champions responsible
recreation, and encourages individual
environmental stewardship. It represents over
10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization
and business members, for a combined total of
over 600,000 recreationists nationwide.