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  • skilletboy

    skilletboy 4 years, 10 months ago

    Thank you for posting this.

    Honestly, I think there is a ton of F.U.D. out there on this issue. I agree with the petition and think that state and private control of these lands is a bad idea.

    Here is a great article I read in Field and Stream in 2016 about this topic: http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/2016/08/transferring-control-of-federal-lands-would-devastate-hunting-and-fishing

    What people don't get is that this about selling our lands to mostly international interests for natural resources. It's a cash grab plain and simple in my opinion.

    I urge all of you to research this and not just listen to your neighbors. This is OUR lands and that is why I think it's best held in public trust under the Fed gov for all to enjoy for future generations, not sold off to foreign countries.

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  • MacTexas

    MacTexas 4 years, 10 months ago

    If you sign the petition what you are saying is the all powerful Federal government in Washington DC knows more about how to manage the land than the local people in the state. Thanks but no thanks.

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    • pduffie

      pduffie 4 years, 10 months ago

      Mac,

      I think your comment is uninformed and short sighted. Most of the public lands are in sparsely populated states that do not have the funding or infrastructure to run these parks. The land belongs to all Americans and I for one do not trust state governments to no sell these lands to private interests. The National Parks service is not a problem.

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    • skilletboy

      skilletboy 4 years, 10 months ago

      I live in Ca. So for me, yes that is true.

      And what I am FOR, is not selling public lands AT ALL. Across the board what we've seen, and what was highlighted in the article, is that most often the transfer of Fed lands to state control is about selling that land over to China or M. Eastern nations. Thanks but no thanks.

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