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The Property Clause authorized Congress to exercise a general police power within the territories before they were formed into states.
Once states were admitted to the union, however, Congress could exercise full police powers over federal land located in a state only in accordance with the Enclave Clause, that is, only when the land was acquired with the consent of the state in question.
Harney County citizens voted decisively in this week’s primary for candidates who opposed the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
originally posted by: CB328
This actually isn't new because they've done several studies on this throughout the years that show the same thing, but I thought ATS should be educated about this. Far from being bad or useless as many conservatives try to propagandize people to believe, public lands can be profitable for local communities in addition to the health, recreational, resource and spiritual values these lands offer.
Hikers, Hunters, Birders on Public Lands Mean Millions for Local Communities