A compromise may be in the works that would allow a popular off-highway race from Las Vegas to Reno to run next week through a new national monument in southern Nevada.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is still considering whether to give final approval to the 640-mile, two-day race that would pass though the Basin and Range National Monument that President Obama designated last summer.
Conservation groups have objected to plans for the race scheduled to begin next Friday.
But a member of a BLM advisory panel who represents environmental organizations told the Reno-Gazette Journal the compromise appears workable.
John Hiatt says it would set the speed limit at 35 mph on existing dirt roads through a 37-mile stretch of the monument. It also would prohibit racers from passing each other inside the monument's boundaries.