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Western Lawmakers Gather in Utah to Talk Federal Land Takeover

"It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday (4-18-14).

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil, timber and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

"It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now."


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I was exited about this until

I read the article.

To me it reads as if the state legislators are jealous that the Feds are cashing in at taxpayers expense while they are not allowed to.

Instead of the Feds making shady deals with corporations we should be the ones getting rich from this.

One legislator from Utah states "The feds management is underfunded" and that is why they are doing such a bad job. (Looked plenty funded when they sent 200 armed agents.)

Nothing in the article about serving the people of the states.

I agree with decentralization but keep a keen eye on those in charge.

What can the western states do about it?

This issue is nonexistent east of the Mississippi, the progressives believe in the most central and big government that's possible, so that leaves the low population red states having the only real interest in this issue. Any action in a federal court will most likely side with the feds retaining control and the money coming from DC has a huge incentive for the states to keep the status quo. So i'm not sure what can be done to return these lands back to the states?


in large caps linked to this article with a picture of a cowboy hat . Love it, love it. ( :


Great to see ...

... but their plan had better not include "going to federal court," where the corruption is stacked against them.

Thanks Betty, This is encouraging news!

Hopefully more will become aware of this issue that has been going on for a long time.

Does anyone have a feel for

Does anyone have a feel for what friends and neighbors think about this situation? I have read opinion responses on the net, and have the personal feedback from one person who is fully on his particular team, incapable of objectivity, so I cannot get a beat on how people feel and wonder if others have. The only other response I have seen is mild agreement that he should pay fees.

It Amazes Me How Many I Have Asked Hadn't Heard About Bundy

I have asked family and friends if they have heard about Bundy situation with the majority telling me no. So I give them a summary of what the Feds did and what We The People did to support Bundy by helping him get his cattle back. It is probably better that they hear the news from us than hearing it from the main- stream media which doesn't always give all the facts and puts its own spin on it. Now I get to talk to them about Dirty Harry Reid calling us Domestic Terrorists.


Here's a couple of local NV supporters

Many of the people at the protest/standoff were also local neighbors and friends.

Video By Fellow Nevada Rancher

Fellow rancher’s viral letter explains so much about why ranchers support ‘hero’ Bundy.