NPR story on federal land sell-offs )
"States find local use for federal land profits" June 28, 2006


In early June, we alerted you to a Los Angeles Times article about a land bill that would sell off up to 25,000 acres of your public land to developers in St. George, Utah.

On yesterday's All Things Considered on NPR, Jeff Brady reported on that bill, on the precedent set by federal land sales in the Las Vegas Valley, and on the trend we call "quid pro quo wilderness." Western Lands director Janine Blaeloch is among those interviewed.

Subdivisions in St. George cover formerly public land. A new bill could privatize 25,000 more federal acres. Photo by Chuck Carter

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Joanne, Janine and Chris

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