Tom Rants Default Tancredo: Sell federal land to pay for rebuilding

Tancredo: Sell federal land to pay for rebuilding

Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo has introduced legislation requiring the federal government to sell a substantial portion of the 650 million acres it owns to pay for Hurricane Katrina rebuilding. This would exclude National Parks, wilderness land and land held in trust for Indian tribes. – SPECIAL REPORTS

The Republican from Littleton introduced legislation requiring the Interior Department, which includes the Bureau of Land Management, to sell 15 percent of the federal land it controls, as well as the Agriculture Department, which oversees the national forest system, to sell some of its holdings.

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