In the News, April 16, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

States Should Take Control of our Outmoded Public Land System; Like Strangers in Their Own Country; Criticism of Federal-to-State Land Transfer Idea is a Sign of Traction; Beware "trickery" behind Fed Land Access Talk.

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In The News, April 14, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

King Cove road Fight Spotlights Clash of Perceptions, Priorities; House Approves Bill Requesting Payment From Feds for Public Land Sales; Guest Column: Federal Power Over Public Lands Should Be Restored to the People; President Obama Asks Congress to Designate ANWR Coastal Plain as Wilderness; Additional Grand Canyon Protections are Overkill; Senate Committee Debates Federal Land Management.

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In The News, April 9, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

Alaska House Passes Bill Demanding Transfer of Federally-held Land; Sen. Murkowski Amendment Ensures Smart, Well-Balanced Public Lands Policy; Guest Opinion: Priest Lake Presents A Great State vs. Federal Basis for a Public Lands Study; Rural Counties to Lose the Most From Defunded Lands Programs.

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In The News, April 6, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

The U.S. Department of Land-Hogging; Rep. Rob Bishop Plans Public Lands Hearings on Federal Ownership; Visiting State Rep. Speaks at GOP Dinner; Amodei Introduces Large-Scale Land Transfer Bill; Letter: Stewards of Our Forests; Public Lands Debate Marred by Camouflaged Activists; Nevadans Should Have Say on Land Management Policy; Letter: Forest Service Missteps Erode Confidence in Organization; 

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In The News, March 31, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

Public Lands Debate Marred by Camouflaged Activists; Nevadans Should Have a Say on Land Management Policy; Federal Land Management Not a Good Deal for Americans; Idaho House OKs Interstate Federal Lands Transfer Compact; Forest Service to Hold Open House On Off-Highway Vehicle Use for Lake Tahoe; Federal Public Land Transfers Get a Congressional Boost; County Joins Lands Council; Despite Dems' Misdirection, House Approves Entry Into Federal Lands Group.

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In the News, March 25, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

Chairman Tom McClintock Opening Statement at the Subcommittee on Federal Lands Oversight Hearing Says Rampant Land Acquisitions are Devastating Tax Bases; New Fracking Rules: Wyoming Drills Most on Federal Lands; Hardy Introduces LAND Act.

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In The News, March 17, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

Op-Ed: Recreation on Public Lands Drives Grand County Economy; Senate Committee Approves Proposals to Transfer Arizona's Federal Lands to State by 2020; Senators Try to Open Sportsmen's Access to Public Lands; Lincoln Day Dinner Presents Ken Ivory.

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PERC Report on Federal Lands Mismanagement

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The Property and Environmental Research Center has released a report entitled "Divided Lands: State vs. Federal Management in the West." 

Summary

"Nearly half of the western United States is owned by the federal government. In recent years, several western states have considered resolutions demanding that the federal government transfer much of this land to state ownership. These efforts are motivated by concerns over federal land management, including restrictions on natural resources development, poor land stewardship, limitations on access, and low financial returns.

"This study compares state and federal land management in the West. It examines the revenues and expenditures associated with federal land management and compares them with state trust land management in four western states: Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona. The report explains why revenues and expenditures differ between state and federal land agencies and discusses several possible implications of transferring federal lands to the states."

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In The News, March 11, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

PERC Issues Timely Report on Federal Lands Mismanagement; Senators McCain and Flake Urge President Obama Not to Designate More National Monuments in AZ; Interior, Agriculture Departments Unveil Initiative to Make More Data About Public Lands Available.

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In The News, March 9, 2015

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Today's Headlines:

Burkett: Land Transfer Makes Sense; Map: Forest-Heavy Idaho Counties Take $26 Million Hit Without SRS; Committee Hears Bill on State Control of Federal Land; Commentary: Studies Contradict Opponents of Land Transfer; Who Will Control Utah's Public Lands?; Whose Forest is it? Bills Seek to Promote State Sovereignty Over Land; Commissioners Urge Land Management Study; Bill to Study Federal Land Management Passes Wyoming House.

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