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This Land is... the Government's

Bobgood1 Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 5:10 PM
I read recently, where Utah is trying to get back 30 million acres that the Gov. took. What is going on in our Country ?

Most people understand that the federal government controls a lot of land, but few know just how vast the holdings really are.  The map above is courtesy of Investor's Business Daily.  It indicates the vast amounts of land, particularly in the natural resources rich western states, held by the federal government. 

According to the USDA, Economic Research Service, of the 2,264,000,000 acres that comprise the United States of America, the federal government owns 635,000,000 of them, or more than 28%.  In addition, state and local governments own 195,000,000 acres and another 56,000,000 acres is the sovereign territory of...