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    Public Lands in Public Hands Live Chat!

    Hey all, tonight starting at 4:00 pm MST we will be having a live chat here to discuss keeping public land in public hands. So prepare your well thought out questions on this issue as there is discussion on the federal level for selling public land.

    This chat is sponsored by Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, who have recently signed up as a forum sponsor.

    Last edited by ScottR; 08-14-2014 at 09:42 AM.

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    Good stuff. They seem to be a great group.

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    BH&A is a great group of people that are doing a lot of positive things in the short time they've been around! I know one of the guys that's helping run the organization and he's also already won individual awards for his conservation efforst before he even bacame involved with the gropu. I hope I can get set up to listen to that chat tonight, as I'm sure it will be of value and time well spent!

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    ScottR---Could you please find out why there is no edit button for our posts in this Forum and have them correct it? Thanks!!!

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    Top Gun, comments noted I haven't found how to adjust that on the admin side at the moment.

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    Hey all, we are here. Here is the first question we received from Tim:

    Viewing this issue as another example of urban states forcing their values on us who live and thrive in the rural states, what kind of support do we expect to get from legislators out of non-western states?

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    Second question:

    Let’s be honest with ourselves here. The thought process behind pushing this as a “budget issue” is nothing more than a ploy to paint the issue as a short term solution to a long term problem, and the real motivation behind the proposed sale has everything to do with greed, money, and power plain and simple. Who benefits from the sale of this land? It sure wouldn’t be the sportsman, or the citizens of the state(s) the sale would take place in. It would be a miniscule percentage of the populous, of which I would venture to speculate don’t live in the affected area(s), and most likely have never set foot there. Sure, it may create a few jobs for locals but are those jobs sustainable? The fact that this issue is even being entertained makes me sick and ashamed of the people running our country. Let’s look at what I view as the root of this problem being the fact that the EPA has made it so difficult for energy and mining companies to secure new leases that they’ve found a “work around” by flashing money in front of legislators. Extortion and corruption are the terms that come to mind when you view it in this light.

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    Fire away, here we go. Public land issues/concerns and management...

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    For reference here is a blog piece that concerns this HERE

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    Do you think public lands should be handled more on the state level rather than Feds?

 

 

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