Movement grows to transfer land from federal government to states
The federal government owns 28 percent of the land in the United States, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service.
“Federal land ownership is concentrated in the West,” explains the service. “Specifically, 62% of Alaska is federally owned, as is 47% of the 11 coterminous western states. By contrast, the federal government owns only 4% of lands in the other states.”
There has been a growing movement to transfer land from the federal government to states. According to a report from Newsmax, 36 bills have been introduced in state legislatures to move this effort forward.
For example, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) introduced legislation that would advance a land transfer between Alaska and the federal government to allow the construction of a road that would provide local residents with access to medical care in emergency situations.
Full article: Government Owns 28 Percent of Land in United States (Washington Free Beacon)