Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Land For Sale

The Bush administration has a plan to put 300,000 acres of land up for sale in California, Colorado, and Idaho.

Environmental groups and legislators in western states have complained loudly about the plan in President Bush's proposed 2007 budget. The proposal calls for selling off forests to raise money for a rural school program, which would then be phased out over five years.

"Some of the sites in not any longer meet national forest system needs, but that's not the same as not meeting public needs generally," said Mark Rey, an agriculture undersecretary.

Sell, sell, sell it all!