That’s what I assumed after seeing the American Senate vote on this:
Amendment SA 838 was introduced to allow states to take over, transfer and sell public, federal lands, including National Forests, wildlife refuges, and wilderness areas.
The vote was purely symbolic — budget amendments carry no weight of law. But senators use the opportunity to bring attention to favored political issues and compel colleagues to take a stance on major debates.
For outdoors enthusiasts, it is a wake-up call. There are many interests trying to get their hands on your public lands, and our elected officials may be willing to sell. …
Democrats voted against.
To be fair, 3 Republicans — Corey Gardner of Colorado, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee crossed the aisle in opposition.
Those 3 are still welcome to sit around my campfire.
Americans who love wilderness should vote against Republicans.
Vote against Republican candidate Taylor Hayes – Fracking Old Faithful? Republicans Want to Tap Our National Parks for Energy
Vote against Rep. Don Young, a Republican from Alaska. He introduced the “No More National Parks” bill.