The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Congressional Move On Public Lands Concerns Some – Brevard NC


January 16, 2017

On its first day in session, the 115th Congress passed a provision that makes it easier to sell off or turn over control of federal public lands to states.

U.S. Rep Mark Meadows, who represents the 11th District in western North Carolina, including Transylvania County, voted for the provision. His office has not responded to numerous requests for comment.

House Republicans essentially changed how Congress calculates the cost of land transference to states and other entities, which some people feel will make it easier to give control to states and private parties.

According to Gray Jer...

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