Your letters are still needed. It’s getting messy. Here’s the latest letter to supporters.
Dear friends and supporters of Red Rock,
We thought we would be done by now, but it’s gotten messy…
Thank you for sending so many letters last week. It surely has helped and some of the senators are responding to our pleas. But while we thought we would have an answer by now, it turns out that this bill is once again being extended. It is turning into a bigger fight than anticipated, a classic case of paid lobbyist vs. the expressed will of the public. Even though we as the public have been actively vocal on this issue, they have denied our promised chance to testify and met with the trucking lobbyists several times.
But Senator Titus is not ready to back down, saying that we should once again, “bombard them with emails and phone calls, right now more than ever!” I know this is not the first call to action, but I also know how important Red Rock is to all of us and I still believe we can do it if we don’t give up. So please don’t stop now! (by Thursday, April 5).
- Forward the following letter (or write your favorite point-emphasized)
- Call the committee members again
- Double your efforts to Dennis Nolan
New letter to forward
to: Dennis Nolan, Joe Heck, Mark Amodei, Maurice Washington, Maggie Carlton, John Lee, Joyce Woodhouse, cc: Heather Fisher, Dina Titus
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Subject: Save Red Rock! Yes on SB 128
Once again we write to urge you to protect Red Rock Canyon for all Nevadans , Nevada visitors, and future generations. This is a safety issue as well as a conservation and economic issue.
This road was not built for commercial traffic. There have been a significant number of accidents on this road involving large trucks, high speeds, and winding curves. It is a small, two lane road built to access Red Rock Canyon , which also serves as the most popular cycling and sightseeing route in the state.
This short, 17 mile, out of the way section of road goes through a National Conservation Area whose mission is, “to conserve, protect, and restore these nationally significant landscapes.” It is also officially designated a Scenic Byway. And it has been classified a Nevada’s LAST CHANCE Scenic Place, as a threatened area “in danger of being permanently lost due to insensitive public policy…”
Our neighboring state Utah has a restriction on all commercial vehicles (even small ones) from going through Zion National Park even though there are no alternative routes anywhere near Zion. Red Rock Canyon has multiple alternative routes nearby with additional ones currently being constructed. Red Rock Canyon is the most beautiful thing southern Nevada has to offer, yet without your protection has become the busiest, most commercially used, and most dangerous conservation area in the country.
We hope you’ll see through the paid lobby and hear the will of the citizens you represent. The truckers have other ways to go. We don’t have another Red Rock Canyon. Please preserve the scenic character of our scenic byway for all Nevadans and visitors. We are your constituents and we want to see Red Rock without commercial trucking!
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You can call the Las Vegas number at (702) 486-2626 and ask for these Senators’ offices at no charge, or you can contact their offices directly: Dennis Nolan 775-684-1421, Joe Heck 775-684-1457, Mark Amodei 775-684-1470, Maurice Washington 775-684-1480, Maggie Carlton 775-684-1431, John Lee 775-684-1424, Joyce Woodhouse 775-684-1481.