Friday, April 3, 2015

Our Land, Up for Grabs

Federal land grabs have been happening at an alarming rate in Congress lately. In his New York Times op-ed, Will Rogers of The Trust for Public Land, makes the case for why we all need to be contacting our elected officials and voicing our concerns over protecting public lands (and waters).

"Land protection has long been an issue for which voters of both parties have found common cause. Since 1988, some $71.7 billion has been authorized to conserve land in more than 1,800 state and local elections in 43 states. Last year, $13.2 billion was approved by voters in 35 initiatives around the country — the most in a single year in the 27 years my organization has tracked these initiatives and, in some cases, led them.

But this consensus is being ignored, and not just in the nation’s capital."

Click here to read the full op-ed by Will Rogers. We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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