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house Bill H.R. 1554

Does the Forest Service Need to Transfer Lands in Colorado That Were Already Leased?

Argument in favor

It makes sense for this land to be conveyed since there is an existing lease for oil and gas extraction on the site, and the government will still collect rent and royalties.

Bfallen07's Opinion
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09/24/2015
I don't want to buy our gas and oil from other countries
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John's Opinion
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09/21/2015
The Federal Government should not own any land and should give it all back to the States, but short of that it should be leased for use as long as the State approves of the use.
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Ryan's Opinion
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01/19/2016
The federal government owns too much land already due to it's misuse of Eminent domain. It ignores private property rights. It would be better use by the state than the Feds.
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Argument opposed

The federal government shouldn’t have made this land available for energy extracting oil and gas in the first place. Once the lease expires, the federal government won’t make any more money.

Josh's Opinion
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09/09/2016
"I don't want to buy gas and oil from other countries" - Well I'd rather not decimate our own lands extracting it. The solution is using renewables, not more gas and oil.
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Dustin's Opinion
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01/27/2017
Our public lands should be protected at all costs. The solution to budget issues lies elsewhere (taxes on rich, taxes on newly legalized recreational drugs, etc). Our energy problems are also solved elsewhere (electric powered by solar, wind, etc).
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rkd's Opinion
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01/29/2017
This is a thinly veiled money grab, scrapping beautifully preserved parts of America's wilderness so a few people can make money on fossil fuels extraction or ski resorts etc. I am vehemently against privatizing public lands. They should not have leased this land in the first place. Leaving it up to the states to decide, IMHO increases risk that desperate states would jettison their public parks and land as emergency cash.
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bill Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Public Lands, Forests, and Mining Subcommittee
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed September 16th, 2015
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedMarch 23rd, 2015

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