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July 7, 2014
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Letter: Federal mismanagement wastes taxpayer money and resources

Transfer control to state level

If your elected officials stand for these thought-out ideas, feel blessed. They’re thought-out because they’ve already worked in 39 other states.

Environmentalists like the Sierra Club’s President, the Republican National Committee and Congress’ Committee on Natural Resources have publicly agreed.

Transferring of public lands from federal control to state control will, with all the government regulation and contracts created during the last 160 years, be like a plate of dried up spaghetti. Straitening all the noodles and releasing them may cause some to break.

This means it’s vitally important to educate private and corporate holders of government contracts pertaining to natural resources. Wait out jurisdictional changes, allow state resource assessment and more importantly, proper local management of states’ natural resources.

One example of federal mismanagement is paying for the Bureau of Land Management to exist with an average operating loss of $0.09/acre in Nevada alone.

By not implementing a resolution to force Congress to act, your elected officials at every level of government endorse wildlife decline, catastrophic wildfires, loss of jobs and locked up resources with gated forestland that’s off limits to you.

Transferring management of currently non-taxed lands to state control would create an atmosphere where 90 percent of non-taxed land would become available for states to create revenue in ways unique to the individual state.

The money from this transfer of jurisdictional understanding, would build more schools, with proper local funding. It would create sustainable living wage jobs, reducing drug abuse while helping to re-create functional families.

Once you know and still do nothing, you’re just helping your county land face first in bankruptcy unnecessarily.

Don’t be misled, threat of litigation is not the problem; lazy elected officials who have accepted failure are!

Please visit www.Americanlandscouncil.org for information.

John Parker Jr.

Roseburg


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