Tag: Public Lands
Individuals who have earned their wealth elsewhere bring it to the elite locations when they move or retire near parks paid for by the public. The individuals who move often enjoy lower tax rates on their passive income. The locals who benefit are those who sell or rent real estate — there is no matching, positive effect on local wages.
With unemployment rates in a number of large Indian communities well over 50%, many tribes live in conditions that resemble Third World countries.
If solutions are not found to expedite this treatment, these acres will burn – costing hundreds of millions of dollars to suppress the fire and depriving tribes of the economic value of their forest assets.
The Navajos have used this land for generations, picking berries, cutting firewood, gathering herbs, hunting, and performing religious ceremonies. A monument designation will threaten their access to these resources and change their way of life.
Mr. Robertson did not harm the environment, he actually improved it. However, the government did not control these actions, and therefore, seems intent on sending that message.
“The whatsupstream.com campaign appears to be part of an alarming trend where EPA engages in funding advocacy efforts against the very entities it is seeking to regulate,” the representatives stated. “EPA cannot systematically choose when it wishes to follow the law and when it does not.”
The bill would strip BLM and the Forest Service of their law enforcement functions completely, while providing block grants for local authorities proportional to the percentage of public land in each state.
Opening federal lands could lead to $26.5 billion in annual gross regional product, more than $5 billion in tax revenue and more than 200,000 jobs in the Rocky Mountain region.