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Just got this Friday night, and were talking about it at our ABATE meeting Sat. Thought I'd pass it along.
If we want to keep our bikes You better get busy and send a letter.

THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT CALL TO ACTION EVER ISSUED TO THE AMERICAN
MOTORCYCLISTS' RIGHTS MOVEMENT!

U.S. Representative James Barcia (D-Michigan) is introducing
the "Motorcycle and Motorcycling Small Business Protection Act." This
legislative initiative will establish a reasonable emissions standard for
street motorcycles that safeguards the thousands of small businesses
threatened by the EPA's proposed rulemaking. This Act will also increase
motorcycling in America and thereby reduce fuel consumption, traffic
congestion and air pollution. You can view the Motorcycle and Motorcycling
Small Business Protection Act by visiting the MRF website at
www.mrf.org/epalegislation.php.

The Barcia Act safeguards jobs and protects motorcycling in America. YOUR
CONGRESSMAN'S NAME BELONGS ON THAT BILL! Call your Congressman TODAY! You
can find your Congressman's phone number at
http://clerk.house.gov/members/index.php. Urge your Congressman to sign on
as an original co-sponsor of the Motorcycle and Motorcycling Small Business
Protection Act. Your Congressman can do so by calling Congressman Barcia
and asking him to add him/her to this bill as an original co-sponsor.

A long-standing MRF Champion of Motorcyclists' Rights & Safety, Congressman
Barcia plans to introduce his bill on Tuesday, September 24, WITH AS MANY
ORIGINAL CO-SPONSORS AS CAN BE GENERATED BY YOU, the leaders of the
motorcyclists' rights movement in America.

Signed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator July 25,
2002, the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on "Control of Emissions from Spark
Ignition...Highway Motorcycles" imposes needlessly stringent new limit
values on highway motorcycles. Inaccurately classing motorcycles
as "recreational" and all but deaf to legitimate concerns regarding rider
safety, EPA grossly overestimates the degree to which street bikes
contribute to the total motor vehicle pollution inventory and grossly
underestimates the cost per bike of the new controls.

As expressed to the EPA at its September 17 public hearing on the proposed
rule, it is the opinion of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation that EPA's
proposed rulemaking on highway motorcycles will ban venerated classic
engine families and destroy a vast cottage industry of small businesses -
from small-volume motorcycle makers to the aftermarket. The direct costs
of this unnecessary regulation will be the loss of tens of thousands of
jobs and a radical reduction in motorcycling in America.

You can plan on meeting and thanking Congressman Barcia yourself for
sponsoring the Motorcycle and Motorcycling Small Business Protection Act by
attending the MRF's "Meeting of the Minds" conference in Lansing, Michigan,
September 26 through 29. Congressman Barcia will be our September 28
banquet speaker at this year's meeting, co-hosted by ABATE of Michigan.
See www.mrf.org/events.php for details.

This is clearly one of the most monumental legislative initiatives ever
undertaken in the history of American motorcycling. Be a part of that
history. CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN TODAY!
 

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Ok there aren't any posts back on this. Is any body doing anything about it or are you all just sitting back like good little sheep getting screwed by EPA.
 

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I loved the inovation that the auto industry got into when the auto smog laws got tight in the 70's.

I'll wait to see what kind of cool **** will come out of this.
 
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