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Offline Peter Vahry

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Omnibus Land Bill introduced .. action needed
« on: December 18, 2010, 06:33:45 pm »
 Check the posting on...

www.ufwda.org/2010/12/omnibus-land-bill-introduced/

Get on the phone and help stop this travesty
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Offline Peter Vahry

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Omnibus Land Bill is dead
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010, 08:45:37 pm »
The threatened Omnibus Land Bill has gone away for the moment. It may reappear in 2011 so don't get complacent!

Relax for now and have a happy and safe holiday season

Peter Vahry
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Offline Chris Boucher

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Re: Omnibus Land Bill introduced .. action needed
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 06:44:06 am »
Thanks for watching this Peter!

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Offline Dave Logan

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Re: Omnibus Land Bill introduced .. action needed
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 08:27:48 am »
I read that Senator Reid hopes to re-introduce a few smaller bills next year to accomplish the same thing. We'll be watching.   ::)

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Offline dds4x4

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Re: Omnibus Land Bill introduced .. action needed
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 09:21:31 pm »
Hurray the Grinch didn't steal more public lands!

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Offline Keith Holman

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Re: Omnibus Land Bill introduced .. action needed
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2010, 05:33:04 pm »
Recall that a similar set of actions (by Senator Reid , et al) previously. In the 110th Congress, a number of bills were introduced to close lands which were not able to wend through the process and be approved. In the opening days of the 111th, an "omnibus" land bill was introduced and pushed through with a minimum of discussion. It was much easier to pass a large conglomeration in one bill. It certainly bears watching for another attempt this round.

Apparently, a legislator is less likely to question the inclusion of the other 98% of the land involved as long as their pet project is included. In correspondence with one of my Senators, her response to the thousands of acres of land included was essentially that she didn't care as long as the 20 acres she cared about in our state was included.
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