The Federal government owns 640 million acres, or 28% of the total land mass in the United States, supposedly held in trust for the benefit of the nation.
Notice on the map below that the vast majority of government land is in the western states where it was easier to acquire land due to sparse population and weak state legislation. To say that this is a war against private property is an understatement. ? TN Editor
The US Interior Department is reportedly cancelling oil and gas lease sales from public lands from June this year due to an ongoing review of how the programme contributes to climate change.
The Associated Press reported that the move will not impact the leases that are currently in place.
Interior Bureau of Land Management deputy director Nada Culver explained that the agency has also issued new drilling permits during the open-ended review ordered by the White House.