Category: Transfer of Public Lands
What Campaign for Accountability and other opposition groups refer to as “snake oil” is, in fact, a legal case exhaustively researched, vetted, and supported by an elite team of national legal scholars.
Reality bears no resemblance to their wild claims of an all-out “land grab.” In fact, it would be more accurate to call this movement a state-based conservation movement.
The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management lose $2 billion each year managing federal lands.
The Hammonds are serving five-years in prison after being charged under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (yes, really).
Witnesses highlighted examples of flagrant intimidation met by citizens who refuse to surrender their constitutional rights, land and water rights, grazing permits and other multiple-use benefits.
Federal lands should provide a rich source of revenues to benefit the public, but they are instead a fiscal burden on taxpayers.
The federal government earned just 73 cents for every dollar of federal land it manages.
In the West, our relationship with federal lands is much different. It is our backyard, and poor resource management inflicts repercussions.
The federal government loses money on the public lands it manages. The states make money, and quite a bit of it.