AJO, AZ -- Proposed off-road racing near the small desert town Ajo is bad idea. Too many off-roaders destroy the land, pollute the air, leave piles of trash, and often bring a violent culture of death, drinking and drugs.
Ajo is a neat town, with beautiful, rich, and fragile surrounding Sonoran Desert. Healthy landscapes are Ajo's best asset and attraction. The off-road lobby and Bush Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are targeting Southern Arizona lands for increased off-road abuse. We can't let Ajo's natural heritage be wrecked by uncaring and destructive Phoenix motorheads who can race in more appropriate places.
I've heard from many concerned Western Pima County residents against desert off-roading near Ajo. Congressman Grijalva, Supervisor Bronson, Governor Napolitano and other leaders should listen to constituents and push BLM to turn down destructive off-road 'wreck'reation.