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U.S. representatives request administrative order that would shut off-highway vehicle

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The U.S. representative from New York who is sponsoring U.S. House bill H.R. 1925, which would close 9.4 million acres to off-highway vehicle (OHV) riding in Utah, has sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar requesting the secretary use his administrative powers to close those lands, the American MotorcyclistAssociation (AMA) reports.Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.),

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