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Resolution Is Threat To National Forests


January 26, 2017

I am opposed to the changes to congressional rules making it easier for our federally owned lands to be transferred to individual states such as those contained in Section 3 (q) of House Resolution 5 entitled “Treatment of Conveyances of Federal Land.”

I am opposed for several reasons:

1.Federal lands are owned by all citizens not just the citizens of the state in which the land is located.

2.Most states, certainly North Carolina, are not in a position to manage additional state-owned lands should federal lands be given to the state. This puts the burden of managing lands currently m...

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