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National Parks committee to hold hearing in Elko
by Tribune Staff
Mar 04, 2012 | 702 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands will hold an oversight field hearing on “Explosion of Federal Regulations Threatening Jobs and Economic Survival in the West” in Elko at 1 p.m. March 12 at the Elko Convention Center, 700 Moren Way.

The hearing will focus on the lack of local involvement in development of the U.S. Forest Service’s travel management plans and the resultant disregard for public access and multiple-use of federal lands, and the protection of state water rights.

In recent years there have been efforts to limit accessibility and multiple-use in forests and on other federal lands, as evidenced by an onslaught of rules, regulations and administrative overreach.

The field hearing in Nevada will provide an opportunity to examine this issue more closely and see what impact it is having on local communities and industries. It will also provide local stakeholders with an opportunity to share their insights on these regulations and propose how they might be modified to better serve the needs of communities like Elko and others throughout the country,” said Subcommittee Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01).
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