Bush Administration Details $1 Billion Plan for Public Land Sales

1 decade 4 years 4 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
The plan includes the possible sale of more than 21,000 acres of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest. The proposal would be the largest sale of forest land in decades. Missouri ranks fourth in acreage identified for sale behind California with 85,000 acres, Idaho with 26,000 acres and Colorado with 21,000 acres. Western lawmakers immediately objected, saying the short-term gains would be offset by the permanent loss of public lands. Congress has to approve the sales and has rejected similar proposals. The public has until late March to comment on the proposed sales.

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