Western Governors call for expedited state-federal land exchange process

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Western Governors have re-emphasized the need for Congressional action to "simplify and expedite" the federal-state land exchange, sale and conveyance processes.

In letters sent on Oct. 26, 2016, to Senators Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich and Representatives Jason Chaffetz and Jared Polis, the Governors express appreciation for efforts to advance the Advancing Conservation and Education Act, which would facilitate state-federal land exchanges.

The Governors praise the land exchange process developed in the Act as "an important step" toward the goal of "consolidating federal and state land holdings so that western states can realize value for the lands granted to them in trust."

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