Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Victory! CO House defeats anti-public land measure

In a victory for our public lands, yesterday the House Education Committee of the Colorado State Assembly resoundingly rejected a measure that would have forced the federal government to cede most of the 23 million acres of public land it manages in Colorado.  The bipartisan 8-5 vote closed the door to this ill-conceived measure that would have provoked only litigation and was almost certainly unconstitutional. CMC Conservation & Education Director Scott Braden testified in opposition along with representatives from other conservation, recreation, hunting and outfitter groups. 

You can listen to the hearing with streaming audio (works with Internet Explorer but not Firefox): 
CMC testimony is at 1:01:40.


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