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Old Today, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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Pretty much the same theme as the EPA, appointing another oil and gas and climate denier. Still Represents a company called Solenex that got a sweet deal under Reagan through James Watt leasing 6000 acres in Montana near a Blackfoot Indian reservation.


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President Trump’s pick for managing federal lands doesn’t think the federal government should have any.
This past week, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt signed an order making Wyoming native William Perry Pendley the acting director of the Bureau of Land Management. Pendley, former president of the Mountain States Legal Foundation, was a senior official in President Ronald Reagan’s administration.
The appointment comes at a critical time for the BLM, which manages more than a tenth of the nation’s land and oversees the federal government’s oil, gas and coal leasing program.
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In the three decades since serving under Reagan, Pendley has sued the Interior Department on behalf of an oil and gas prospector, sought to undermine protections of endangered species such as the grizzly bear, and pressed to radically reduce the size of federal lands to make way for development.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/clima...06e_story.html
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Old Today, 06:23 AM
 
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They shouldn't. The state that the land resides in should own it.
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Old Today, 06:25 AM
 
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They shouldn't. The state that the land resides in should own it.
Agreed.
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Old Today, 06:29 AM
 
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They shouldn't. The state that the land resides in should own it.
If that was the case the Everglades in Florida would be a shopping mall and suburb. Its easy to dismiss things like public lands in far out areas but Florida has many close to and surrounded by developed areas.

I don't think anyone who lives or visits Florida would agree that our state, with our history of governors and congress, should be in charge of conservation of certain areas in the state.
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Old Today, 06:46 AM
 
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Ignoring for the moment that there should be no federal govt as it is an illegitimate entity; why should the fed govt own any land that doesnt have a fed building on it?
As it stands, it owns almost a third of the land mass that makes up the US.
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Old Today, 06:48 AM
 
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If that was the case the Everglades in Florida would be a shopping mall and suburb. Its easy to dismiss things like public lands in far out areas but Florida has many close to and surrounded by developed areas.

I don't think anyone who lives or visits Florida would agree that our state, with our history of governors and congress, should be in charge of conservation of certain areas in the state.
Doesn't matter. The country is a collection of states. The states created the Feds and gave them their power. If the people of the state don't like what their state government is doing with the land they can do something about it.
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Old Today, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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If that was the case the Everglades in Florida would be a shopping mall and suburb. Its easy to dismiss things like public lands in far out areas but Florida has many close to and surrounded by developed areas.

I don't think anyone who lives or visits Florida would agree that our state, with our history of governors and congress, should be in charge of conservation of certain areas in the state.
and Yellowstone Park could be one vast mine, I don't see why anyone would disagree with our park system or wildlife preserves. This new head has little interest in protecting the environment, he felt Zinke was too moderate so that's a bad sign. I thought someone in this position should have an interest in preserving the environment.
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Old Today, 07:46 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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and Yellowstone Park could be one vast mine, I don't see why anyone would disagree with our park system or wildlife preserves. This new head has little interest in protecting the environment, he felt Zinke was too moderate so that's a bad sign. I thought someone in this position should have an interest in preserving the environment.
Trump has every intention of destroying this country and all federal land.
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Old Today, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Trump has every intention of destroying this country and all federal land.
Like Trump cares about enjoying a Federal Reserve like Rocky Mountain National Park.

The guy probably never hiked in his life.
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Old Today, 08:08 AM
 
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Trump has every intention of destroying this country and all federal land.
As quickly as possible.
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