BlueRibbon Coalition Applauds Idaho Congressman for Requesting Hearings on

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March 04, 2009 12:00 AM

BLUERIBBON COALITION, INC.

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
          Contact: Brian Hawthorne
          Phone: 208-237-1008 ext 102
                      208-390-5770
            Date: March 4, 2009

BlueRibbon Coalition Applauds Idaho Congressman for Requesting Hearings on Children's OHV Ban

Pocatello, Idaho (March 4) -- The BlueRibbon Coalition applauded Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson for requesting hearings on the ban of children's off-highway vehicles and snowmobiles.

Today, Congressman Simpson sent a letter to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman requesting an oversight hearing to explore the affects of certain mandates of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPISA) of 2008.  Simpson is specifically concerned that the implementation of the bill has now banned the sales of children's off-highway vehicles (OHVs).

"This is welcome news, and we sincerely hope Chairman Waxman will grant Congressman Simpson's request," said Don Amador, BRC's Western Representative. Millions of off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and thousands of powersports businesses have been requesting a withdrawal of the ban for weeks. BRC praised Congressman Simpson for the letter and also called on their members to continue to press for a removal of the ban. 

Congressman Simpson's Letter to Chairman Waxman
http://www.sharetrails.org/uploads/Letter_to_Chairman_Waxman_re_CPSIA.pdf

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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. 1-800-258-3742. www.sharetrails.org

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