posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:25 PM
The bill would also allow Arizona to sell off the land it receives, retaining 5 percent of the net proceeds, with the rest going to the federal
Critics blasted the measure, saying its sponsors were out of touch with most of Arizona's voters.
"These lands belong to all of us as Americans, and to future generations of Americans," said Sandy Bahr, director of the Grand Canyon chapter of the
environmental group Sierra Club.
Melvin said at least four other states were reviewing similar efforts, including Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming.