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Dec 07

Understanding the Federal Footprint: A Citizen’s Online Guide to Government Land Control

The Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies own hundreds of millions of acres. These and other agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency not only have regulatory authority over these lands but also over vast amounts of private and state lands. Additionally, there are special federal environmental designations applicable to both government and private lands. Understanding the scope and scale of federal land ownership, lands subject to federal environmental regulations and special environmental designations is essential when considering environmental policies. The House Committee on Natural Resources has put together an online mapping tool to make this information more understandable and accessible.

Join us as House Natural Resource’s Oversight and Investigation Subcommittee Chairman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) addresses the immense scale of federal land ownership and regulation followed by a presentation of the Committee’s online mapping tool by Subcommittee Staff Director Rob Gordon.

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Opening Remarks by
The Honorable Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
Chairman, Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, United States House of Representatives

Followed by a Presentation from
Robert Gordon
Staff Director, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Natural Resources Committee

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