Category Archives: States Rights

Devolution: A Canadian Solution to Excessive Federal Ownership of Public Lands

 On April 1, Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT) celebrated an important milestone – the first anniversary of devolution. Devolution is the transfer of jurisdiction over territorial lands from the Canadian federal government to the territorial governments. Even socialistic Canada is ahead … Continue reading

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The counties that actively oppose a federal lands transfer

Commissioners fear states could reduce county power and remove public access. My hope would be that they turn the lands over to their rightful owners–the families who have lived on, worked and taken care of these lands for 4 or … Continue reading

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My view: Honest debates are worth the dignity, integrity of Utah and its citizens

A radical group posing as a public interest organization — and attempting to obstruct any productive use of federally controlled lands in the West — has chosen to level these accusations rather than engage in honest debate. This reminds me … Continue reading

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UT Lawmakers Pick Firms to Prepare Strategy for Possible Lawsuit in Transfer of Public Lands

From the Salt Lake Tribune  via American Lands Council  Things are moving along throughout the western states as lawmakers learn about and educate constituents on the Transfer of Public Lands, and why it is the only solution big enough to … Continue reading

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Missouri: Transfer of Public Lands Champion

 “[T]he federal government…became the monopolizer of vacant lands of the West: and this monopoly, like all monopolies, resulted in hardships to those upon whom it acted.” And still does. There is a reason for New Mexico having the lowest per … Continue reading

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