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LWS, as a sportsman, what do you think about transferring public lands management to states?

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LWS, as a sportsman, what do you think about transferring public lands management to states? Empty LWS, as a sportsman, what do you think about transferring public lands management to states?

Post by Rocinante on 2017-09-15, 11:50

This is a big argument out west. The Republicans have been introducing bills left and right that aim to diminish the federal government's ability to manage public lands. This has taken the form of bills calling for the transfer of public lands to the states directly, transferring management only (but still calling them 'public' lands), decreasing the ability of the federal agencies to manage - through cutting funding, rescinding rules, streamlining energy development etc.

For the most part, the right and left are in lock-step opposing these moves. Sportsmen's groups out here support strong protection of game habitat on federal lands for the obvious reasons, and environmentalists oppose transfer of management to the states because they have seen bills introduced by states like Utah and Wyoming that would allow for sale of these lands to private interests in some cases. What's your take?
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