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MTG
08-06-2012, 10:50 PM
http://savethehammers.org/sth/

7 Days To Save The Hammers


Starting August 6th and every weekday for 7 days, we need everyone who has a vested interest in this fight to call the legislator of the day. The goal here is to bombard them with this topic so they can't ignore us. The list of legislators and talking points can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/213378082121681/

One call or fax each day is all we ask.

Pick the talking points that mean the most to you.
MONDAY IS DIANE FEINSTEIN DAY!
Senator Feinstein (D-CA) and her District Director Trevor Daley can be reached by phone at (310) 914-7300 and by fax at (310) 914-7318.


Monday August 6th, 2012 Please call:
Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) or
District Director Tevor Daley
Los Angeles 310-914-7300 fax 310-914-7318

Tuesday August 7th, 2012 Please call:
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA 22) or
District Director Vince Fong Bakersfield 661-327-3611 fax 661-637-0867

Wednesday August 8th, 2012 Please call:
Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA 25) or
Deputy COS Bob Haueter
Santa Clarita 661-254-2111 fax 661-254-2380

Thursday August 9th, 2012 Please call:
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA 41) or
DistrictDirector Rachel Khalili
Redlands 909-862-6030 fax 909-335-9155

Friday August 10th, 2012 Please Call:
Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA 45) or
District Director Marc Troast
Palm Desert 760-320-1076 fax 760-320-0596

Monday August 13th, 2012 Please call:
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA 44) or
District Director Jolyn Murphy
Corona 951-784-4300 fax 951-784-5255

Tuesday August 14th, 2012 Please Call:
Rep. David Drier (R-CA 26) or
District Director Mark Harmsen
San Dimas 909-575-6226 fax 909-575-6266


From the above link:

Johnson Valley OHV Area
Talking Points
ISSUE: Marine Corps plans to acquire 160,000 acres of BLM land next to Marine Corps Ground Air Combat Center (MCGACC) Twenty Nine Palms eliminates most of the land available under the California Desert Conservation Plan (1980) available for to off highway (OHV) recreation impacting OHV activity and the local and national economy.

Johnson Valley OHV recreation area is 189,700 acres that develops at least 300,000 visitor days per year and is world renowned as an OHV recreation area..

Economic impact: BLM estimates $71.5 million annually into the local economy and $191.2 Million into the national economy.

USMC has a new requirement for MEB level maneuver training and intends to acquire 160,000 acres of this the land from BLM and conduct live fire on all but 40,000 acres - permanently closing access to 120,000 acres.

Local authorities and State authorities and thousands of citizens are opposed to the transfer of this land.

USMC is well into the EIS process and could issue a Record of decision as early as this summer.

Options other than those in the Draft EIS need to be considered:
Permitted use of land from BLM (like at other BLM sites used for training)
Other BLM land in the region (not necessarily adjacent).

More time needed for deliberation and seeking options on both sides and with the State.
Not urgent since Marines have been deploying to combat for 10 years without this extra range - should have more time to seek a broader solution set.
Once live fire starts the land is permanently lost. We need to find accommodation for OHV needs and that will require BLM and State officials.

The US House of Representatives passed an Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act that requires, prior to transfer, the Secretary of the Navy to provide a report on the new Marine requirement for this land and on the economic impact and on other potential solutions to the elimination of recreational land.

In spite of this Congressional interest, the Secretary of the Navy just entered the final Environmental Impact Statement into the Federal Register and can now within a short time announce his "Record of Decision" to acquire this land.

The intent of the House of Representatives was to slow this down to have a better look at it. The Navy has run roughshod over the House and ignored their intent. The House should be angry. We are.

Please call the Secretary of the Navy and tell him to stop this provcess until all the stakeholders - including federal legislators - have had their voices heard.

If the Marines went through 10 years of war without this extra land, it surely could wait a few months until all interests could be accommodated.

BONDSY
08-06-2012, 11:53 PM
This is one point that begs the crap out of me:

"USMC has a new requirement for MEB level maneuver training and intends to acquire 160,000 acres of this the land from BLM and conduct live fire on all but 40,000 acres - permanently closing access to 120,000 acres."

The lawmakers have a fit when we drive our Jeeps across the desert, but will allow live ammo to be fired at will. Up in my local mountains, It is frowned upon to drive cross country or off trail, but logging rigs, and excavators, and other heavy equipment can run through the forest and leave behind them a total wreck on things. I'm all for logging, and the Marines practicing, but to take away from us, and limit our access, and demonize off-road vehicles is beyond the pail. >:(>:(

catahoula
01-24-2013, 02:51 AM
Bump for the Hammers

Columbia, SC
January 23, 2013
Signature # 17,493

silverbackjk
01-24-2013, 03:03 AM
It would be just a shame if they take this land. Live ammunition is just a scary though go future generations.

silverbackjk
01-24-2013, 03:04 AM
It would be just a shame if they take this land. Live ammunition is just a scary though go future generations.

For future generations!

NAUJK
01-24-2013, 03:12 AM
I signed the Petition ... passed it around my facebook page too hopefully get a few more signatures. Theres 17k already 7 isnt that much more!! I do have 1 friend who wont sign it cus her brother is a Marine... pfft....

hawgincognito
01-24-2013, 03:43 AM
I signed the Petition ... passed it around my facebook page too hopefully get a few more signatures. Theres 17k already 7 isnt that much more!! I do have 1 friend who wont sign it cus her brother is a Marine... pfft....

My brother is a Marine. I just signed it.

munstie
01-24-2013, 03:47 AM
Just signed the petition and shared it on my facebook page

DanMojo82
01-24-2013, 04:48 AM
I'm sure if you asked most Marines over there they would sign it and say they don't want it.

StrizzyChris
01-24-2013, 05:13 AM
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/save-johnson-valley-ohv-area-be-fiscally-responsible-stop-29-palms-marine-base-expansion-keep-public/5r0C7Xw4 <- direct link to petition

Skid_Kid
01-24-2013, 05:16 AM
I am a Marine and I signed it.

PGH08JK
01-24-2013, 03:59 PM
I signed as well.

JKAnimal
01-24-2013, 04:17 PM
Just signed it! I hope one day to be able to come see some people run it if not run it myself and have it for my kids to enjoy also!! :yup:

NAUJK
01-24-2013, 04:54 PM
1000 People have signed since I did yesterday afternoon. If we can keep that up well have it done well before the 14th! Lets keep em comin everyone!!! :clap2: :thumb:

catahoula
01-24-2013, 04:57 PM
Woooooooo Hooooooo!

ttfhell
01-24-2013, 08:03 PM
Done.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app

MTG
01-24-2013, 08:19 PM
This is an old thread of mine. The link has changed and so has the drive to Save the Hammers. Please click this link directly to sign the White House Petition: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/save-johnson-valley-ohv-area-be-fiscally-responsible-stop-29-palms-marine-base-expansion-keep-public/5r0C7Xw4

As of 1/24/13 over 6000 signatures are still needed!

BlackDiamondBound
01-24-2013, 10:52 PM
was just going to update the link, good looking out

catahoula
01-25-2013, 01:34 AM
Giddy up!:thumb:

Tackerdown
01-25-2013, 11:34 PM
I just found out about this researching the Rancho shocks. that is a significant issue I'll definitely sign. Can't we send out one of those mass emails from this sight.

Tackerdown
01-25-2013, 11:44 PM
they still need 4,022 signatures.:rock:

catahoula
01-26-2013, 11:50 AM
Almost there bump!

catahoula
01-27-2013, 11:35 AM
2630 to go bump!

catahoula
01-28-2013, 02:39 AM
Sign it or lose it bump!

Cpfiremn
01-28-2013, 03:49 AM
I signed the petition yesterday

hawgincognito
01-29-2013, 01:36 AM
25000+ signatures!

Tackerdown
01-29-2013, 01:38 AM
I'll more than likely never see it but that's great! :2thumbsup:

catahoula
01-29-2013, 02:16 AM
Woooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo! Made it!:wings:

OverlanderJK
07-20-2013, 01:04 PM
Just read this article that Dave Cole wrote to the editor of Hi-Desert Star.

http://m.hidesertstar.com/mobile/opinion/letters_to_editor/article_c6c01416-ee8a-11e2-aefe-0019bb2963f4.html

GCM 2
07-20-2013, 01:22 PM
Thanks for posting that OverlanderJK, I have been wondering where this was in the system.

crowrb29
07-20-2013, 03:34 PM
Where can I sign?

OverlanderJK
07-20-2013, 03:40 PM
There is nothing to sign at this time. Unless the original link in the OP still works but I don't think so.