Filed Under: 2008 Congressional Election, 2008 Presidential Election, POTUS, US Congress
Not that anyone should be shocked, but definitely frustrated, but today’s Washington Post provides some insight to the plans of Congress with regard to converting more and more land over to federal
protection control. You know what’s scary? If this had been the approach Congress took when Thomas Jefferson was president, we’d still be all stuck on the east coast, the western 1/3 of the country would be part of Mexico, and everything from Ohio to the Rockies would still be under Indian control (well, maybe not) and undeveloped. Oh, and we’d still be using outhouses.
The thinking is, Congress may set aside as many as 2 million additional acres in this year.
Wilderness areas, which have the strictest level of federal protection, account for