We need to tighten the protections of our public lands not sell them off so some corporate interest can profit off of more public resources. It is ridiculous that we are still having theses debates, public lands should be saved and protected for the good of everyone.
Many states lack the funds to manage these lands. The states would be far quicker to open these lands to exploitation. This land is public land, not private! Its for all of us, not just people in one state!
Our Public lands are part of our heart and soul in all these states. Many people, including myself, depend on these lands for many purposes that one would not understand until they experience the connection we have with our public lands. I would also like to know more details as these lands are OURS and WE should have the right to decide what happens, not the representatives who hardly represent our interests. I have not met a single Coloradoan who is for this bill. Our reps need to do what the people want. Keep our public lands in public hands. Some questions I have include: what parcels of land are going to be sold and where are they located, what purposes will they serve, will our outdoor recreation be infringed upon AT ALL.
There is no definable reason to do this besides opening the lands to drilling and deforresting- these lands have a history older that we are and it's time to respect that history. There is no planet B.
Federal lands belong to all off us. By giving them and their management to the states we risk losing access to them forever. Idaho has sold one third of the land it held since statehood. That land is now in the hands of special interest groups and private owners. Much is marked as private and no access is available to the public.
Public land is for the people, not the highest corporation offer. The taxpayers should have the right and voice in what happens to their land. Please oppose this to avoid the first steps in big money taking over these lands for their interests and not the people who live there.
Public lands are a national asset, a public treasure, and it is our legacy. To sell or liquidate them is an affront to the beauty of our nation. Teddy Roosevelt fought tooth and nail to preserve major swaths of pristine wilderness for generations to enjoy, not for private interests to capitalize upon. It spits in the face of all we hold dear. If you can't preserve nature for nature's sake, then, as Americans, what is the point of even having an America? "oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain. For purple mountains' majesty, across the fruited plain. America, america, god shed his grace on thee..."