March 8th, 2008

I support freeway-clearing

OBX may close some beach areas to off-road vehicles

This article drove me nuts. With extinction rates soaring (and since we are the cause of that), how can anyone refer to human RECREATIONAL activities as "threatened"?!? Ohnoes, the ORVs are threatened!! ...The Outer Banks are amazingly fragile. I can't comprehend how anyone who is at all familiar with the place can believe otherwise, or how they could argue for continuing to allow the ORVs to tear up the beaches wherever they please.

In spite of that, I was thrilled to find out that they're even thinking of closing those places to off-road vehicles.

"Off-road vehicle use on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is again threatened by the latest salvo in a round of attacks by environmental groups on the tradition of beach driving.

"It will be at least April before residents, visitors, and business owners find out if a federal judge will agree with environmental groups and shut down the most popular recreational areas of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore to off-road vehicles year-round."

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