Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Dalton Highway ORV bill killed in committee

A bill which would have opened the Dalton Highway (Haul Road) corridor to off road vehicle use has died in the House Transportation committee, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

"The legislation sponsored by Fairbanks Republican Sen. Ralph Seekins would remove a prohibition on the use of snowmachines and four-wheelers in a five-mile corridor along the Dalton Highway that's been in place since the road was built," the News-Miner reported.

The vote was 3-2 opposed. Senator Seekins, the bill's sponsor has vowed to bring the bill up again next session.

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