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Sell Federal lands for Katrina relief

Adrian Moore
September 22, 2005, 6:17pm

Sen. Tom Tancredo has suggested selling some of the 650 million acres of federal lands to pay for Katrina relief. The feds are sitting on a lot of unused real estate--it isn't all national forest and parks, it is all kinds of commercial and agricultural property too. And the feds actually have no clue what all they own. Reason proposed a system for inventorying and selling excess federal land--check out What's in the Government's Attic?

Adrian Moore is Vice President, Policy


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