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WSJ Editorial: Sell Excess USFS Land

The Bush administration proposed a novel idea recently: Sell off a tiny fraction of National Forest land to save money and raise funds for rural schools. Far from a revival of the Homestead Act signed up President Lincoln in 1862 and which distributed some 80 million federal acres over the following century, the idea is closer to holding a federal yard sale to clear out some of the junk that has accumulated over the years.

For the remainder of the Wall Street Journal column by Holly Fretwell, click here.

Related Story: Craig against land sale: Bush wants proceeds for schools, roads/James Hagengruber, Spokesman-Review




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