Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Two Oregon senators seek to take control of Oregon and California Railroad grant lands

SALEM, Ore.- Two legislators want to bring control of federal railroad lands back into the hands of the state with a new bill proposed for February’s session.
State Senators Fred Girod, R-Lyons, and Jason Atkinson, R-Central Point, have proposed a bill requesting that the federal government give “full management authority” of the Oregon and California Railroad grant lands to the state government.
The lawmakers say this change would resuscitate local economies and better protect forest health. Continued

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