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Jim P.

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Finally, it appears we have a friend on the US House Natural Resources Committee; Doc Hastings, newly elected Republican Representative from Washington State. From what I've heard and read so far,he is truly a western conservative who understands the nature and importance of private property rights, the true value in our natural resources, and the destructiveness of our governments over regulation of both.

I first learned of Doc on the Hugh Hewitt radio program back in January and liked what I heard. He says the things most of us are thinking and/or posting about the various Federal land management bureaucracies' regulations and practices. Recently I found this clip from a hearing he held on the Fed's "wild lands" order, showing the kind of no nonsense approach he will be taking in dealing with our out of control agencies. Let's hope he stays on top of them. I'll be writing him an email to let him know how I feel and I encourage you to do the same.

Later...Jim P.

http://naturalresources.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=226853

P.S Sorry if this is too political for the general forum, please don't hesitate to move or remove it.

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Hi all, some good news and some bad news:

Good news, the "wildlands" initiative has been de-funded in the most recent version of the FY2011 budget.

http://thewesterner.blogspot.com/2011/04/wild-lands-initiative-defunded-in-final.html

I'm sure this is just a temporary setback for those wanting to lock the public out of public lands and the public domain, but it at least slows them down.

The bad news, the budget still includes 205 million dollars for land acquisition by the various Federal land management agencies. Later...Jim P.

H.R.1473

Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011 (Introduced in House - IH)

Sec. 1703. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for `Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Land Acquisition' shall be $22,000,000: Provided, That the proviso under such heading in division A of Public Law 111-88 shall not apply to funds appropriated by this division.

Sec. 1706. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for `Department of the Interior, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Land Acquisition' shall be $55,000,000.

Sec. 1720. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for `Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Land Acquisition and State Assistance' shall be $95,000,000: Provided, That section 113 of division A of Public Law 111-88 shall not apply to funds appropriated by this division.

Sec. 1745. Notwithstanding section 1101, the level for `Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Land Acquisition' shall be $33,000,000.

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