Monday, July 1, 2013
Please Sign The Petition For Congressional Oversight Into The NPS/GGNRA 2013 Dog Management Plan
As the National Park Service/Golden Gate National Recreation Area begins a second attempt (within the last two years) at a "dog management plan" aimed again at cutting back off leash recreation in the GGNRA, we at Ocean Beach DOG ask that you sign the petition, at the accompanying link, demanding Congressional oversight into the rule-making process.
Despite promulgating a 2,400 DEIS aimed only at the effect of dogs in the less than one percent of the GGNRA in which off-leash recreation is permitted, and despite taking public comment (which it did not like), the GGNRA is somehow convinced that it can, legally, simply redo the process in the hopes of getting public comment swayed in its direction.
In light of overwhelming evidence of recent government agency abuses of power (e.g., IRS, EPA, NSA) in conjunction with the Congressional determination that junk science and false data had been been used by the NPS against the leaseholder of the Point Reyes Oyster Farm, we must demand that Congress authorize and act upon a thorough independent investigation/audit of the GGNRA/NPS with respect to their soon to be released GGNRA Pet Management Policy.
All we want is to keep what we negotiated for in 1977 and 1978 - continuation of the 1979 Pet Policy, which allows for off leash recreation, under voice control, in a minuscule amount of the GGNRA, but which includes the beaches that our best friends value so dearly. The 1979 Pet Policy was the result of two years of negotiation with all interested stakeholders, and was legally entered into by the GGNRA, as determined by the court in United States v. Barley.
Here is the link to the petition: