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Zinke introduces legislation to protect public lands

Posted on AllSides February 21st, 2024
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Congressman Ryan Zinke this week introduced the Public Lands in Public Hands Act. The Montana Republican Representative announced the legislation during a roundtable in Bozeman, Montana. The legislation would ban the sale or transfer of most public lands managed by the Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service except under specific conditions and where required under previous laws. The bill also requires Congressional approval for disposals of publicly accessible federal land tracts over 300 acres and public land tracts over five acres if accessible via a public waterway. This...

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