Randy Banis, half of the electronic dance rock duo Chill Magnet, testified at a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands on February 6, 2018. Banis spoke in support of H.R.857, the California Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act, which was introduced by Rep. Paul Cook, a Republican from Yucca Valley, California.
"Within the California desert are tens of millions of acres of federal lands featuring some of the most extraordinary and unspoiled landscapes in the world," said Banis. "Dotted across these lands are unique destinations of interest to many Americans, such as abandoned ghost towns, spectacular sand dunes, desolate dry lakes, colorful mineralogical deposits, and vast valleys blanketed with wildflowers."
"Born out of a deeply collaborative process involving diverse interests across the California desert, H.R. 857 is a tide that will rise all boats," continued Banis.
Click here to watch Randy's testimony; his presentation is last, beginning at the 54:30 mark.