ORBA is reviewing the FEIS and working with the California Motorized Recreation Council, and Ecologic Partners on comments.
The nearly 1200 page document will be reviewed by ORBA legal council at Ecologic Partners over the next few weeks and comments submitted. In addition, ORBA is working with the Livingston Group in Washington, D.C. through its CMRC relationship to lobby Congress to stop the expansion. We have successfully educated bipartisan Congressional membership in both the House and the Senate on this tremendous loss of OHV recreational opportunity. To date, ORBA has invested over $70,000 into the approximately $300,000 effort to save Johnson Valley.
Following a 45 day comment period, the record of decision will be released, and Congress will be asked to approve the Marine Base expansion. Now more than ever, we need to apply pressure to Congress, and convince them to protect the largest OHV area in the United States. Your strongest voice is with your local representative and senator. Congressional members from across the country will decided the fate of Johnson Valley, so education is the key to saving the Hammers. Please consider a donation to ORBA to help us continue leading the fight to Save the Hammers.