Federal Lands
Financial Readiness
  • Lands Transfer Would Be A Process, Not A Grab
    December 11, 2014
    This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The podcast can be found at the bottom of this post. You’ve probably heard by now that the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office came out with a report last week detailing the potential impacts of transferring about half of all ...
  • EPA’s proposed carbon rule hits Utah’s most vulnerable hardest
    November 25, 2014
    Carl Graham – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations that will increase the cost of electricity and natural gas at a time when wages are stagnant and a lot of people are struggling to get by. According to a recently released study, if this new carbon ...
  • American Lands Council Rebuttal to U. of U. TPLA Legal Analysis
    November 13, 2014
      A step by step rebuttal of the U. of U. “analysis,” complete with Lawyer-ese and everything. ALC Legal Rebuttal  
  • The Only One “Seizing” Federal Lands is Uncle Sam
    October 30, 2014
    By Paul Gessing and Carl Graham In a recent New York Times editorial, New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich asserted that supporters of a transfer of some federal lands to the states are engaged in a “land grab.” He’s not just wrong he’s inverting the truth completely. It is actually the federal government that has “grabbed” New Mexicans’ ...
  • Difference in lands polls explained by education
    October 13, 2014
    by: Carl Graham Two recent polls on federal versus state lands management preferences have seemingly contradictory findings. In fact, they demonstrate one key point: The more people know about the costs and benefits of transferring federal lands to state control, the more they tend to endorse it. A Center for American Progress poll released late last week claimed that ...