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New Paths Toward the Loss of Our Public Lands – by William Willers counterpunch

 
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3 Responses to New Paths Toward the Loss of Our Public Lands

  1. avatar Linda Hunter says:

    I have been watching here for a few years as they shut down ranger stations, cutback on personnel and have only one law enforcement person for a huge national forest. . . so strapped that the Forest Service can not do a good job. That bad job will be held out to the people as a big REASON why we need to get rid of the Forest Service and put a corporation in charge. Next stop, no public land.

  2. avatar Monty says:

    Texas is probably about the best example of a state devoid of public lands (Bush Country). With the exception of the 350 thousand Big Bend state park & the 800 thousand acre Big Bend NP & Padre Island NP, the remaining state parks are small parcels of land, akin to city parks. Most other lands are private and if one wants to hunt, fish or hike, most Texans must go to Colorado to find a “measure of physical freedom”. It has always amazed me that the “right wingers” who preach freedom, are the first ones who want to steal the “Commons”.

  3. avatar Maska says:

    Actually, Monty, Texans don’t have to travel all the way to Colorado to enjoy public lands. Just check out the license plates in New Mexico’s Gila and Lincoln National Forests during hunting seasons or on any long weekend. You have to wonder how many of these seekers of the freedom of the wilderness helped further the career of the Current Occupant by supporting him in his bids for governor of Texas and for the White House.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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