Skip to comments.How Much Land Does the Federal Government Own?
Posted on 07/27/2011 4:38:42 AM PDT by don-o
This data was originally published in Stanford Magazine. It demonstrates what percentage of the land in each state is owned directly by the federal government.
if you count wetland regulations and the chesapeake bay and ocean watersheds, maryland is 100% owned by the state and feds.
the data displayed on the map is appalling. we have no private property rights anymore...
welcome to the new world order.
“Its sick that fire prevention efforts have been co-opted by the environazis.”
You can drive through sections of the national forests that are just blackened stumps and nothing has grown back for 50 years because the fires were so super hot it sterilized the soil.
Forget to add that if you fools think you are going to sell off the eastern forest lands, there will be a whole bunch of hunters will to fight you over that one and most of them are rather well armed. This kook idea of selling national forest is nothing more than an idiot ideal of the Ron Paul crowd.
Didn’t Clinton sell some of this land to foreigners and aren’t drug dealers cultivating it?
Get yourself a freah bowl of corn flakes. Sounds like somebody pee-peeed in yours this morning.
In 1996, he created the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by taking control of 1.9 million acres of land in southern Utah. Over 135,000 acres of this land was being leased by private developers were producing over 65,000 barrels of oil a year from five active wells. Bill Clintons fiat shut down those operations and capped those wells for good, depriving the country of a significant source of domestic energy.
I agree that much of it is unusable to most people but I don’t think it is constitutional and I wonder why no one has ever taken it through the court system.
All of it. Our government no longer protects personal property rights. Just because they haven't taken yours yet doesn't mean they won't.
What we need is a great big LAND SALE!
A) Uncle Sam is broke and he needs the money.
B) (Just on Principle) It makes NO SENSE for ANY “government” to “own” 30% of ANY “Free” country.
The answer is: Our creditors own the West.
BZZZT!!! Wrongo! Grazing has been virtually shut down so that corporate ag and overseas investors can cash in, while mining is the almost exclusive province of overseas interests (see "creditors").
I’d go for that, but most of that land probably isn’t worth much, really. Mostly desert.
I think SOME could be sold to companies, but only up to a certain number of acres per organization total. Preference given to institutions and individuals that are US based and wish to use the land for anything that would create jobs.
and the next time you dig up this crap remove the lands that the government holds in trust for the native Americans.
How is it something for nothing? Excluding actual national parks, although the land isn’t worth that much, I can’t see any reason for the government to own it. Why NOT sell it?
What do you think the criminal traitors in Washington are using for collateral to induce the ChiComs to loan trillions of dollars to us?
Why we have thousands of buildings, and locations in the rust belt falling down. Those locations have water and people looking for work.
That is true, all but the reservation lands.
I hear the ChiComs would love to buy lots of that Western land especially in California and move a few millions of Chinese settlers there
The ChiComs pay 2-3 trillion and that takes a large chunk out of the Federale debt. The Germans were demanding the Greeks sell the Parthenon and other historic sites to raise cash.
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