New House Rules Ease Sale of Federal Land

Yosemite National Park photo credit to National Park Service

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On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, this provision was approved by the House. Previously, Congress would have had to account for the cost of a land transfer from the Federal government to State governments in the budget. Now, these lands effectively have no value, and that makes them easier to transfer to states. Should these national treasures be managed at the local level? Or maintained nationally for the good of all Americans?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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