The American Legislative Exchange Council, a right wing group that is funded by BP, Exxon, Shell and Mobil with the help of the Koch brothers is aiming to have the state legislatures in the west claim ownership of federal public lands. The are drafting legislation for western legislatures to claim that those public lands really belong to the states. They feel that the feds stole it. This is insanity of course so naturally the legislature in Utah has passed the law and the governor signed it there. Watch for it to rear its head in New Mexico.
The list could go on forever. The rich oil companies are investing billions to eradicate our national treasures and landscapes. It is almost too much to comprehend.
Thanks to the blog 'Bubba Munster' for reminding me of this.