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house Bill H.R. 689

Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act

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Title

Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act

Official Title

To insure adequate use and access to the existing Bolts Ditch headgate and ditch segment within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Eagle County, Colorado, and for other purposes.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.) Bolts Ditch Access and Use Act (Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Agriculture to permit by special use authorization nonmotorized access and use of the Bolts Ditch headgate and the Bolts Ditch within the Holy Cross Wilderness in Colorado for the diversion of water and use, maintenance, and repair of the ditch and headgate by the town of Minturn, Colorado.

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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed February 6th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 409 Yea / 1 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017

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    My only question is why do they need to divert the water? That was why the bill was put forth, but it doesn't give any additional information. Can't vote without more info.
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    I have to put myself in the shoes of one of the mere 1000 people who live in this town where slow is fast and where you can still ride your bicycle down the road to the market without fear of being squashed by a Walmart truck. I'd need to think about how I would feel if the government wanted to commercialize my super-cool tiny little town by littering the place with backhoes and the stink of asphalt, cutting down trees and expanding roads just so tanker trucks could come barreling through there night and day. No thanks. There are only a few of these little gems left in this country and we need to make sure they remain as they are, before they all disappear.
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    No.
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    May until further detail is provided as to the purpose of this bill,
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    Secretary of Agriculture shall permit by special use authorization nonmotorized access and use, in accordance with section 293.6 of title 36, Code of Federal Regulations = Commercial enterprises, roads, motor vehicles, motorized equipment, motorboats, aircraft, aircraft landing facilities, airdrops, structures, and cutting of trees. This sounds about right!
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    Need more info.
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    Ethics over greed every time - every vote please!
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    Not enough info. "Other purposes"?
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    The last census shows just over 1000 people living in Minturn. This would be a reasonable use of local resources to support a small community. I support this.
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    Belongs to people. Public land- don't sell. Period
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