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Committee Hears Testimony Against Lead Ban

Saturday, April 9, 2011
A U.S. House Committee heard a variety of people discuss that revising the lead law may pose more of a risk for children.

Recreational Trails Program to Expire

Friday, April 8, 2011
The Recreational Trails Program is about to expire and a new authorization bill must be put in its place to preserve land for OHV use.

MIC to Testify Before Congress on Lead Ban

Friday, April 8, 2011
MIC General Counsel member Paul Vitrano will represent the powersports industry and its riders while attempting to urge congress to halt the ban on youth model motorcycles and ATVs.

Kids Just Want to Ride Act Gains Support

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A bill that would exempt kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the law that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining support on the eve of a key congressional hearing.

Senate Lead Ban Amendment Introduced

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has introduced language that would exempt youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that effectively bans the sale of these machines at the end of the year.

Amendment to Exempt Youth OHVs Introduced

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
US Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced an amendment that would exempt youth-sized ATVs and dirt bikes from the lead provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Asbestos Risk Minimal at Clear Creek OHV Area

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
A new report states that the health risk to motorcyclists from naturally occurring asbestos at the Clear Creek Management Area is minimal and does not pose a significant threat.

AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb and Video Contest

Friday, March 25, 2011
The AMA is offering the chance for young riders to participate in the debate over OHV land issues by creating a video contest as well as a family capitol hill climb on May 26th.

USFS to Hold Proposed Planning Rule Meetings

Friday, March 18, 2011
The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) is holding informational sessions around the country to discuss their proposed Forest Planning Rule.

OHV Coalition Opposes Wild Lands Policy

Thursday, March 17, 2011
On March 16, several OHV organizations sent a letter to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Bob Abbey opposing and expressing concerns about the definition of new Wild Lands land-use designation policy.

Lawmakers Support Kids Just Want to Ride Act

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Legislation that would exempt kids' dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from the "lead law" that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill.

Wild Lands Policy Blasted at Congress Hearing

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The U.S. Interior Department's new "Wild Lands" land-use policy was sharply criticized during a congressional hearing on March 1.

Riders Requested at Wild Lands Policy Meeting

Sunday, February 27, 2011
AMA compels riders to attend an oversight hearing on March 1st about the 'Wild Lands' land-use policy that could close millions of acres of federal land to OHV riders.

135,000 Lead Ban Letters Delivered to Congress

Friday, February 25, 2011
The Motorcycle Industry Council delivered more than 3,000 letters to Congress signed by motorcycle industry professionals that have had their livelihoods impacted by the lead content provisions of the CPSIA.

Congress to Hold Hearing on Wild Lands Policy

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources will hold an oversight hearing on March 1 entitled "The Impact of the Administration's Wild Lands Order on Jobs and Economic Growth."

Right Rider Access Fund to Protect OHV Trails

Friday, February 18, 2011
The Right Rider Access Fund, a charitable community benefit organization, was unveiled today. Its mission is to promote the safe and responsible use of off-highway vehicles (OHVs) and to preserve riders’ access to appropriate lands.

Kids Just Want to Ride Act Gaining Momentum

Friday, February 18, 2011
A total of 37 federal lawmakers have stamped their approval on the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, which seeks to exempt kids' off-highway vehicles from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

AMA Urges Lead Law Exemption to Congress

Friday, February 18, 2011
In written comments submitted for a congressional hearing held on Feb. 17, the AMA asked lawmakers to exempt kid-sized OHVs from the "lead law".

Final Push to Stop Youth OHV Lead Ban

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Two years of persistent efforts have driven Congress to action. On February 17, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing to review the CPSIA.

Congress to Hold Hearing on OHV Lead Law

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
A U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee will hold a hearing entitled, "A Review of CPSIA and CPSC Resources." The hearing will examine the unintended consequences of recent consumer product safety laws.
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