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house Bill H.R. 621

Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act of 2017

    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.
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    This bill is idiotic and short sighted. It assumes that land we all own should be in the hands of just a few at the expense of many industries that rely on access to these public lands.
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    All Federal lands belong to all Americans, present and future. They should not be sold, transfered or given away to individual States, individuals, or special interests
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    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!
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    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.
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    DO NOT SELL LAND. This is a money grab for the wealthy. This land is for the people, NOT FOR PROFIT. VOTE NO.
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    No, no, no , and NO!
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    We must protect wilderness, open-land. It is our heritage and our tradition.
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    The states do not have the money or resources to manage federal lands, thus they would likely sell them to private entities, most likely large, wealthy oil and gas development corporations.
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    Absolutely not. You do not get to profit off it
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    Public lands are a treasure for this nation. Being able to experience nature in your back yard is a precious commodity which needs to be defended.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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..."
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    Public land is exactly that, public. We cannot sell our heritage off to the highest bidders to be destroyed for financial gain.
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    Not "and other". Beginning to sell off public lands takes us to a slippery slope.
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    America's public lands are a national treasure that contribute to a multi-billion dollar tourism industry.
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    Our public lands are for the public, not for corporations. We have entrusted the protection of this land to you, and this bill is not in the public interest. Please vote against this terrible idea.
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    These lands belong to us! Not to be sold off and destroyed to line a corporate pocket.
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