Posts tagged: public lands
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum told a Boise audience Tuesday night that he would work with Congress to transfer federal lands to states and sell lands to the private sector. Santorum said the federal government “doesn't care” about its western lands and could make money and improve management by shedding ownership, an idea reminiscent of the “Sagebrush Rebellion” of the 1970s and 1980s. About one quarter of the U.S. land mass is owned by the U.S. government. An audience member asked Santorum about his view of “turning land over to the states.” He replied that the one national forest in Pennsylvania, a state he represented for 12 years in the U.S. Senate, was poorly run/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.
Question: Do you support selling public lands to private parties in Idaho?