Tag: transfer of public lands
In Utah, nearly 70 percent of the state is owned by the federal government, limiting the state’s control over land uses, such as grazing, oil and gas development, and forest management.
A 2011 study conducted by University of Idaho Extension Agricultural Economists found that public land ranchers pay on average $1.20 per animal unit more than those who graze on private land.
“They won’t let me fix the fence, so they’re restricting me from what I already have in contract. They’re not even living up to their whole contract.”
Colorado College State of the Rockies Project calls you a “militant extremist” if you support locally-sourced government.
Redd and his wife were charged with numerous felony counts and both faced decades in federal prison. In the early morning hours of the day following the raid, Dr. Jim Redd took his own life.
You get people put in jail for five years for burning 130 acres that they were given permission, it looks like they were given permission to set the fire, and the agency can burn 300,000 acres, and nobody is accountable.
The federal government earned just 73 cents for every dollar of federal land it manages.
No sane land manager would allow his timber to burn up, or rich natural resources to remain in the ground, or roads to be closed that provide access to his property. But that is what the federal government does.
The federal government loses money on the public lands it manages. The states make money, and quite a bit of it.