Skip to comments.Bush Policy On Lands Is Reversed
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 bureaus 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 Reserves redwood forest in California.
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Fine. In due time ALL Obama initiatives and policies must be reversed.
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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.
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.
Your local,state and federal governments are stealing from you.Merry Christmas.cafr1.com
Pretty soon....it’ll be time to STEAL it back!
Human roundup. All society will live under controlled conditions in urban dwellings. Nobody will be allowed to live outside of the metros.
Government LIES to the people about their stolen wealth they HIDE!
They should recommend all of downtown Chicago and Washington for green areas.
Nothing about this will go ahead until Congress approves and the House ain’t gonna jump in.
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.
“Pretty soon....itll 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.
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.
The House can starve things that Congress can’t yet reverse.
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!
” 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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