September 8, 2008

SB 3213 to impact access to 32 million acres

The US Senate is considering a bill that could affect your access to 32 million acres of federal land and your rights as a landowner

Senate Bill 3213

By Bob Moffitt

Senate Bill 3213 is an omninibus bill, a compilation of 90 bills. Chuck Kushman is the Executive Director of the American Land Rights Association. He says some are good, but some are a blatant land grab, like the part of the bill that creates the National Landscape Conservation System.

Kushman says the bill also contains language that would give the Army Corps of Engineers the power to tell landowners what they can or cannot do with their property, if there is water of any kind on or underneath that property, which applies to all of us.