Public Opposition to Allowing Public Access
ENGAGED PUBLIC OVERWHELMINGLY OPPOSES PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE ROCKY FLATS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
An Analysis of the Record of Public Comments by LeRoy Moore, Ph.D. Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center (May 9, 2006)
The most contentious issue regarding the future Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is whether or not the refuge should be opened to the public for recreational activities. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), which will operate the refuge on most of the site of the former Rocky Flats nuclear bomb factory, announced in February 2005 that hiking, biking, horseback riding and limited hunting will be allowed at the refuge. Does this decision square with the expressed will of the public?
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