A newly designed Colorado license plate with the words “Protect Our Rivers” was shot down by a Republican House committee Monday the 7th. The Denver post reported that, “Trout Unlimited is a conservation group that sometimes clashes with development interests over water habitat. The House Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources Committee voted 6-5 Monday against the “Protect Our Rivers” tag.
Trout Unlimited agreed that money from the $25 additional tag fees would be banned from going for lobbying or litigation. But members of the Republican-controlled committee feared that despite the limit, tag fund raising would allow Trout Unlimited to spend more on those activities.”