It was reported that efforts to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands in Nevada has failed. From the Reno Gazette-Journal:
A proposal for the federal government to unload millions of acres of land in Nevada probably won’t return to Congress.
That’s according to Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, who introduced a massive lands bill last session and had considered reviving it.
“Transferring millions of acres of public lands … is not something I think the majority of people think is a good idea,” Amodei said during an interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal editorial board.
“This news is a major victory for public lands advocates in Nevada,” said Chris Saeger, Western Values Project Director. “It’s not surprising that Rep. Amodei is giving up on this attempt at a massive land grab given the overwhelming public support for protecting our public lands. These are some of our most cherished areas, they should be protected for their value to the outdoor economy, not reduced or eliminated to appease a handful of special interests and out-of-touch politicians.”