Legal Action Update, October 2006

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Fund for Animals v. Norton II & ISMA/BRC v. Norton (US District Court - DC, DC Circuit Court, US District Court - Wyoming & 10th Circuit). Status reports are due on September 15, 2006, before the Honorable Emmett Sullivan updating Congressional activities and progress on the Parks winter use planning process. BlueRibbon and its co-parties are continuing their efforts to neutralize the anti-access interests' attempts to argue that the newly-adopted Park Service Management Policies should somehow be interpreted to preclude snowmobile access to the Parks.

Center for Biological Diversity v. BLM/USFWS (US District Court - Northern California). The parties' positions on remedy remain under advisement with the Court. The Center for Biological Diversity recently filed a new action challenging BLM management and OHV access in the Western Mojave (WEMO) planning area and have filed a "related case motion" contending that the new matter may be related under applicable local rule to the pending case.

CBD & California Native Plant Society v. BLM (US District Court - Northern California). No change - This matter has been concluded as a result of the stipulation dismissing Plaintiffs' claims. No restrictions on OHV access were ever imposed as a direct result of this litigation.

Defenders of Wildlife v. Martin (US District Court - Eastern Washington). A hearing was held in this matter on September 7, 2006, on pending motions for summary judgment and the Plaintiffs' "Second Motion for Injunctive Relief." Prior to the hearing, the ISSA/BRC et al intervenors entered a stipulation dismissing their cross-claims against the Forest Service, which acknowledged that the primary goal of the cross-claims was achieved through the Forest Service's commencement of a new winter recreation planning process. This process will address all matters at issue in this litigation, including the propriety of the existing Selkirk Crest snowmobile closure. The Court has taken the remaining motions under advisement, indicated that a decision would be issued "shortly" and that any remedy sought by Plaintiffs will likely require further proceedings.

Friends of the Earth/Bluewater v. US Dept. of Interior/National Parks Service (US District Court - DC). Briefing is nearly completed on renewed motions to dismiss this case for lack of jurisdiction.

Roadless Lawsuits (States of CA, OR, NM & The Wilderness Society et al. v. US Forest Service & US Dept. of Agric.) (US District Court - Northern California). This matter remains under advisement following the August 1, 2006, hearing on motions for summary judgment. On August 7, 2006, the Court requested further submissions from the parties on several specific legal and factual questions. The BlueRibbon et al. intervenor group submitted a response on September 1, 2006.

February 17, 2015 12:19 PM
(BRC Board of Directors)
This award was presented to the BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) by SnowWest.

GOLDEN, CO (February 17, 2015) -- On January 30th and 31st SnoWest Magazine hosted a major event to Celebrate 40 years of the magazine's history. The weekend featured a number of events and brought several hundred riders to West Yellowstone. The attendees came from all over the U.S, and Canada.

The included a number of fun activities, such as demo rides of the latest snowmobile models, a poker run, a donation ride challenge, vintage snowmobile races, a video contest and much more.

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February 11, 2015 3:12 PM
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POCATELLO, ID (February 9, 2015) - "Blue Star" members of Pirate4x4.com, the "largest off-roading website in the world,"  have once again stepped up to support BRC in its efforts to protect recreation access. This most recent contribution from the Blue Star program brought in $5,230 for trails.

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February 11, 2015 6:13 AM

ATTENTION! -- The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC) requests your support for our fourth annual Silent Auction at the Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo, March 20-22, 2015 in Reno, NV.  This Auction replaces BRC’s previous Christmas Auction that was used as a primary fund-raiser for trails. Please consider a product donation to help make this a successful event to help keep outdoor sports alive and well, nationwide; all sports; all trails. The last couple of years have been very successful, and this year BRC would like to rock the records -- with your help!!

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