This morning ALC President Ken Ivory was on the Glenn Beck radio show to discuss the Western States Legislative Summit and issues surrounding the Bundy Ranch and the BLM.
Ken will also be on Glenn Beck’s television show this afternoon at 3:00 pm (mountain time.) Be sure to check it out.Read more
Recent legislation passed in March 2012 in the State of Utah — the “Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study,” (“TPLA”) also commonly referred to as House Bill 148 (“H.B. 148”) — has demanded that the federal government, by December 31, 2014, “extinguish title” to certain public lands that the federal government currently holds (totaling an estimated more than 20 million acres). It also calls for the transfer of such acreage to the State and establishes procedures for the development of a management regime for this increased state portfolio of land holdings resulting from the transfer. The State of Utah claims that the federal government made promises to it (at statehood when the federal government obtained the lands) that the federal ownership would be of limited duration and that the bulk of those lands would be timely disposed of by the federal government into private ownership or otherwise returned to the State.Read more
Gilroy: You’ve also been engaged on issues related to western lands—specifically the large amount of federal ownership of land in western states—which plays into this state self-reliance concept as well. How did you get involved in that?Read more
by Tracy Hiscock Southen Utah New, February 13, 2014
The Kane School Board, at the February 6 meeting of the Kane County Board of Education, passed a resolution “Supporting the full and present implementation of the Transfer of Public Lands Act (Utah House Bill 148 -2012).”
Sutherland Institute, March 24, 2014
The Utah Legislature adjourned with a nice package of bills to support the state’s Transfer of Public Lands (TPLA) initiative. Since they’ve already passed a bill demanding transfer, the next step is to address what happens to the lands when that transfer occurs.Read more
In 2012, Utah passed the Transfer of Public Lands Act, a law that essentially demanded that the federal government surrender the two-thirds of state territory it controls. Other western states, including Arizona, Wyoming, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, and Idaho, are now considering similar measures. Now Utah has gone a step further: planning for a future that isn’t funded by federal largesse.
RNC unanimous resolution supports TPL (Transfer of Public Lands).
“RESOLVED, That the Republican National Committee calls upon all national and state leaders and representatives to exert their utmost power and influence to urge the imminent transfer of public lands to all willing western states for the benefit of these western states and for the nation as a whole.”Read more