From: American Lands Council
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: May 28, 2014 - Three Minute Messenger
Date: Wed May 28 19:48:57 MDT 2014
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May 28, 2014
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  •  This is an important topic to understand. Please share this video with your friends and family so that they can understand the facts as well.

  • Dear Scott,

    Many opponents to the Transfer of Public Lands say "states in the West can't get their lands back. They were offered the lands before and didn't want them." As Ken Ivory says: "This is a half of a half-truth."


    The real answer is that in the 1930's the states in the West were offered the surface rights to their lands...only the surface rights. This meant that all the mineral wealth would stay in the hands of the federal government. The states in the West refused to accept this, instead demanding that the entire promise be kept to dispose of public lands. 


    In the video attached ALC President Ken Ivory goes into more details about this half-offer. I encourage you to watch it so that you can fully understand the background of this misconception. 

    FAQ: Where the States Offered Public Lands Before?
    FAQ: Where the States Offered Public Lands Before?
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