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When voters in Arizona go to the polls next month, they will be asked to decide a landownership tug of war: Should the Grand Canyon belong to all Americans, or just the residents of Arizona? A controversial ballot measure backed by Republicans in the state legislature is seeking sovereign control over millions of acres of federal land in the state, including the Grand Canyon. Proposition 120 would amend the state's constitution to declare Arizona's sovereignty and jurisdiction over the "air, water, public lands, minerals, wildlife and other natural resources within the state's boundaries." The measure is the latest salvo in the so-called "sagebrush revolt" by Republicans in the West aiming to take back control of major swaths of land owned by various federal agencies, much of it by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management.
They want to open it up for logging and the mining of uranium.They want to open it up for logging and the mining of uranium.
Wait, they sold the state capital?
Originally posted by NiteNGale2
I know that I shouldn't have chuckled when I read this post. Bad, bad me. But, I couldn't help but think that if Arizona actually did succeed in this attempt, that they would sell the Grand Canyon to some real estate investors like they sold their own State Capital a few years ago. Last I heard, they were trying to buy it back...
I think the loonies are running the asylum!