Texas officials raised an alarm that the Bureau of Land Management, in the wake of its dust-up with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, might be eyeing a massive land grab in northern Texas.
What’s at stake is thousands of acres of land on the Texas side of the Red River, along the border between Texas and Oklahoma. Officials recently raised concern that the BLM might be looking at claiming 90,000 acres of privately owned land as part of the public domain… this equates to a land grab, or more bluntly known as stealing.
According to reports put out by Texas Republican Rep. Mac Thornberry’s office, the BLM is revisiting its management plan for lands including those along a 116-mile stretch of the Red River. His office said the possibility has been discussed of opening that land up for “hunting, recreation and management.”
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott fired off a letter to BLM Director Neil Kornze saying the agency “appears to be threatening” the private property rights of “hard-working Texans” and “Decisions of this magnitude must not be made inside a bureaucratic black box,” wrote Abbott, also a Republican gubernatorial candidate.
Abbott, in his letter to the agency, said “it is not at all clear what legal basis supports the BLM’s claim of federal ownership over private property.” He said private landowners have cultivated the property “for generations” and the BLM has no Constitutional right to claim land that is privately owned.
It seems the BLM is on the move to confiscate privately owed land from hard working Americans.
READ Greg Abbott’s letter to the Bureau of Land Management: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2014/04/22/greg-abbott-letter-to-bureau-land-management/
READ MORE HERE: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/22/republicans-warn-blm-eyeing-land-grab-along-texas-oklahoma-border/