- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
- senate Committees
- The house Passed February 6th, 2017Passed by Voice Vote
Committee on Natural ResourcesIntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017
- house Committees
This land is a public treasure. A valuable part of our American birthright. Once it is gone, we will never get it back, and that would be a tragedy. I'm a proud Coloradan who looks forward to seeing our great state remain as lovely and accessible for the next generation as it has been for us.
Our public lands and parks are 1) environmental refuges for wildlife, 2) healthy recreation areas for the public, 3) sanctuaries protecting some of our most valuable natural features, which enrich our history and enhance our image. Privatizing these lands for development is among the most mercenary incarnations of capitalism and any immediate benefit will pale in view of the harm done to future generations.
Doesn't this bill acquire the beginning of the Barr Trail (a popular hiking route on private land) and additional acreage surrounding it in exchange for a lesser acreage of federal land elsewhere? Seems like a good compromise for the community.