To the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors, and the powers that be.
What makes you think that you personally have the right to change the lives of the people who live here? You would be regretting the day you were born, if you were even remotely responsible for the industrialization of this beautiful land. There are 22 official wilderness areas in Inyo County that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. This is the second-largest number of any county. The words “let’s take a vacation to the Eastern Sierras” will be only echoes of the past.
National protected areas
Death Valley National Park
Inyo National Forest
Manzanar National Historic Site
Death Valley National Park or Inyo National
Argus Range Wilderness
Coso Range Wilderness
Darwin Falls Wilderness
Death Valley Wilderness
Funeral Mountains Wilderness
Golden Trout Wilderness
Ibex Wilderness
Inyo Mountains Wilderness
John Muir Wilderness
Malpais Mesa Wilderness
Manly Peak Wilderness
Nopah Range Wilderness
Owens Peak Wilderness
Pahrump Valley Wilderness
Piper Mountain Wilderness
Resting Spring Range Wilderness
Sacatar Trail Wilderness
Saddle Peak Hills Wilderness
South Nopah Range Wilderness
South Sierra Wilderness
Surprise Canyon Wilderness
Sylvania Mountains Wilderness

Industrializing the Owens Valley IS NOT your call. The people of Inyo County have voiced this, the people had voiced the reasons why this should not happen. I plea to the board of supervisors, do not approve the REGPA, it is irreversible and cannot be undone. Do not take away the spectacular beauty and serenity, do not take away our livelihood, don’t take away the reasons why we live here.

Sincerely,
Colleen Hampton

 

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