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Candidates use that word, “public lands” because they can’t say they “have no use for national forests, national parks, or national wildlife refuges’

Most westerners love the public lands of the United States and most of the outdoor recreation that does not use special facilities like stadiums takes place on them.  Romney and Santorum, […]

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Wants to sell them back to the state-

In Nevada he said he didn’t know their purpose, “I don’t know the reason that the federal government owns such a large share of Nevada.”

Of course this man who never got his hands dirty doesn’t know about the public lands. Does he know anything except that […]

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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