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Bush Policy On Lands Is Reversed
nytimes.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2010 | LESLIE KAUFMAN

Posted on 12/23/2010 7:58:53 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

The Interior Department reversed a Bush-era policy on wilderness on Thursday, restoring the authority of its Bureau of Land Management to identify and recommend new areas for protection. Green

Since 2003, the department has excluded wilderness as a criterion it applies in managing federal lands for the public benefit.

“The new Wild Lands policy affirms the B.L.M.’s authorities under the law — and our responsibility to the American people — to protect the wilderness characteristics of the lands we oversee,” the bureau’s director, Bob Abbey, said in a statement.

Environmentalists welcomed the decision but questioned why it had taken nearly two years for the Obama administration to reverse the policy. They also expressed worry that the new policy could prove weaker than the wilderness designation formulas in place before President George W. Bush took office in 2001.

“We are not quite where we were before,” said Nada Culver, senior counsel in the Denver office of the Wilderness Society.

The rules for managing areas that come under the new designation “wild lands” are not yet clear and will be decided after a 60-day comment period, the Interior Department said.

The Bureau of Land Management is charged with managing 245 million acres largely located in 11 Western states, from the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado to the Headwaters Forest Reserve’s redwood forest in California.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agenda21; blm; bush; bushsfault; bushsucks; landgrab; missmeyet; presidentbush; presidentgeorgewbush; wildlands

1 posted on 12/23/2010 7:58:54 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fine. In due time ALL Obama initiatives and policies must be reversed.


2 posted on 12/23/2010 8:02:51 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just more payback to Obama supporters. The political system is sooooooo corrupt in America that the GOP will never win - they have that honorable way about them, but the RAT party is just pure evil. We have witnessed this in the LAME DUCK. Remember the purchase of votes with our tax money for passage of Obamacare? That should have allowed the GOP to easily pick up the Senate also. But no, we let everyone vote in America, even the ones that cannot think.
3 posted on 12/23/2010 8:03:45 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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4 posted on 12/23/2010 8:04:15 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: steelyourfaith
Fine. In due time ALL Obama initiatives and policies must be reversed.

NOTHING will be reversed before the GOP can take the WH. With the polls showing Obama's uptick after repealing DADT, getting his START ratified, the public is really really excited that he is now ahead of the comeback kid Klintoon - someone commented yesterday the Obama is so wonderful in pulling this off in just a month after his Nov 2 little setback whereas it took Klintoon 6 months to pivot. Obama is just the greatest most historic President ever!!! /sarc
5 posted on 12/23/2010 8:08:49 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wildlands Project is a part of the UN’s Agenda 21, and is increasingly applied in the US to eventually create humanless,wildlife areas of the US totalling at least half of the land. Prospective distributional maps were available on the internet for each state in the late nineties, and disappeared after that.


6 posted on 12/23/2010 8:08:59 PM PST by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are various federal agencies and designations for public lands at the federal level. There are wilderness areas, national monuments, national parks, and BLM land. BLM land is often very lightly used by tourists, but it is the only land designation where the government makes an active effort to make money off it. Economic activities like logging, oil and gas extraction, and cattle ranching can occur on BLM land. While some of it is very scenic, it is not under particular dire threat, because it is much less used than say national parks. This is an effort during a time when we may not be able to pay back our debt to cut off a source of revenue that the government has completely at its disposal.


7 posted on 12/23/2010 8:10:36 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Your local,state and federal governments are stealing from you.Merry Christmas.cafr1.com


8 posted on 12/23/2010 8:12:26 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: taxtruth

Pretty soon....it’ll be time to STEAL it back!


9 posted on 12/23/2010 8:16:23 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, thatÂ’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: givemELL

Human roundup. All society will live under controlled conditions in urban dwellings. Nobody will be allowed to live outside of the metros.


10 posted on 12/23/2010 8:25:11 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Effing thieves.


11 posted on 12/23/2010 8:31:03 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Government LIES to the people about their stolen wealth they HIDE!


12 posted on 12/23/2010 8:32:18 PM PST by taxtruth (Don't end the fed,jail the fed!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They should recommend all of downtown Chicago and Washington for green areas.


13 posted on 12/23/2010 8:33:34 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nothing about this will go ahead until Congress approves and the House ain’t gonna jump in.


14 posted on 12/23/2010 9:01:19 PM PST by NoControllingLegalAuthority (What this country needs is an enema.)
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To: rockinqsranch

There is a recent announcement from the Putin govt that the population of Russia is to be consolidated into 12 giant urban areas as it is too inefficient and costly to maintain power, roads, infrastructure over such a vast territory as Russia. This is right in line with the UNs agenda 21 and Wildlands projects.


15 posted on 12/23/2010 9:20:15 PM PST by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: Nachum
Just remember that at the root of their doctrine, "socialists hate private property".

yitbos

16 posted on 12/23/2010 9:20:47 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: goodnesswins

“Pretty soon....it’ll be time to STEAL it back!”

This isn’t going to play out as a joke.

I wouldn’t be surprised if — at some point in the future, after the federal government seizes state lands once too much — at least one and possibly several states revolt by “re-seizing” their lands from the feds.

How much private property can they “take”?

I sense they want almost ALL of it.


17 posted on 12/23/2010 9:28:12 PM PST by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: Grumplestiltskin
"How much private property can they “take”?"

Socialists have locked in plenty already. And it bothers them none to confiscate it illegally. Case in point, Escalante Staircase. All the congressional procedures were violated, up to and including forgery, back dating and presidential complicity. Clinton knew he could only be impeached once.

Heck they conned enough people to elect a blatant Socialist president.

yitbos

18 posted on 12/23/2010 9:38:49 PM PST by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds." -- Ayn Rand)
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To: Cheerio

The House can starve things that Congress can’t yet reverse.


19 posted on 12/24/2010 2:34:14 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Cheerio

Yes, but this is not a pivot (to the right). These are all (except for the taxes) leftist schemes. There is no pivot. It is full steam ahead!


20 posted on 12/24/2010 2:40:32 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: rockinqsranch

” All society will live under controlled conditions in urban dwellings. Nobody will be allowed to live outside of the metros.”

That’s the plan. The little Marxist creeps want to sit in their dachas in the mountains, sip absinthe, stroke their pointy Lenin beards and watch the bourgeois slaves head out to the fields to pick soybeans. What the commie dimwits never take into account is that they can bleed and die like anyone else.


21 posted on 12/24/2010 7:04:59 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: PghBaldy
Yes, but this is not a pivot (to the right). These are all (except for the taxes) leftist schemes. There is no pivot. It is full steam ahead!

The libtards are charging full speed ahead and Nov 2 be damned.

Senate Democrats Poised for Power Grab
22 posted on 12/24/2010 8:00:03 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The House can starve things that Congress can’t yet reverse.

Senate Democrats Poised for Power Grab
23 posted on 12/24/2010 8:01:58 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

I agree. Obama is so weak-willed, he and his cronies could not handle the leftist uproar over the so-called “taxcuts for the rich.” Between the election and that tax compromise, there were hints he might pivot to the right. Those are gone now. On another topic, Merry Christmas.


24 posted on 12/24/2010 11:44:12 AM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who better than the Federal bureaucracy to manage our lands?

The bankrupt, corrupt, hideoulsy bloated, career statists...

Makes it that much easier to set up north american gulags when the time comes...


25 posted on 12/29/2010 10:59:24 AM PST by eleni121 (Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise ye princes, and prepare the shield)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The wild lands designation, made without set criteria, made by decree, allows the Interior Secretary Salazar and his minions to designate areas and treat them as "Wilderness" even though Congress has not approved of the designation.

In short, this gives a handful of unelected bureaucrats the ability to close vast tracts of land to motorized travel, cattle ranching, logging, mining, oil and gas drilling, off road recreational activities, etc. with the stroke of a pen and no oversight nor recourse for the people.

The effect is that now millions of acres of our land are ruled by a few unelected bureaucrats, and with them the resources and vistas which belong to us all.

26 posted on 01/27/2011 8:08:35 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
Link to article about Secretarial Order 3310

BLM News Release

.pdf File of the Order

This isn't just the usual hanky-panky Great (half)White Father land grab, this is the self-designation of an agency as lord and master over all resources and use of public land with neither Congressional oversight nor approval.

27 posted on 01/27/2011 8:16:33 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

bump perhaps we need to bookmark.


28 posted on 01/27/2011 10:51:44 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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