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  • 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 ...
  • Montana Environmental Quality Council Federal Lands Management Study Matrix and Commissioner Polling
    July 29, 2014
    Montana’s SJ15 set up a study to look at federal lands management policies in the state and the committee did a tremendous job collecting data and identifying challenges and opportunities. We’ll post the draft report soon, but in the meantime a couple of pieces are already available. The first is a study matrix and related data ...
  • Nevada Federal Lands Management Study
    July 29, 2014
    Congressional Transfer of Public Lands to the State of Nevada: A Report of the Nevada Land Management Task Force to the Nevada Interim Legislative Committee on Public Lands Pursuant to AB 227 of the 2013 Nevada Legislative Session This is the final draft of Nevada’s study looking at the issues surrounding transfer of federal public lands to the ...