Federal Lands
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  • 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 ...
  • Guest Commentary: Nobody’s seizing fed lands, and other canards
    September 4, 2014
    CSG-W Director Carl Graham’s guest commentary on the misinformation that’s being peddled about federal lands transfer efforts. Stop with the straw men: Nobody’s ‘seizing’ federal lands “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Mahatma Gandhi said that, and it’s a pretty reliable barometer of political progress. The further ...