White House Plans Large Sale Of Public Lands

The Bush administration is planning to sell 300,000 acres of national forests and other public land.
February 13, 2006, 12pm PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"The Bush administration Friday laid out plans to sell off more than $1 billion in public lands over the next decade, including 85,000 acres of national forest land in California.

Most of the proceeds would help pay for rural schools and roads, making up for a federal subsidy that has been eliminated from President Bush's 2007 budget.

Congress must approve the plans, which several experts said would amount to the largest land sale of its kind since President Theodore Roosevelt established the U.S. Forest Service in 1905 and created the modern national forest system."

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Published on Saturday, February 11, 2006 in The Los Angeles Times
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