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house Bill H.R. 698

Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017

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Title

Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017

Official Title

To require a land conveyance involving the Elkhorn Ranch and the White River National Forest in the State of Colorado, and for other purposes.

Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.) Elkhorn Ranch and White River National Forest Conveyance Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill requires all interest of the United States in 148 acres of identified land to be conveyed by patent to the Gordman-Leverich Partnership (GLP), a Colorado Limited Liability Partnership. The conveyance: (1) is subject to the valid existing rights of the lessee of federal oil and gas lease COC-75070 and any other valid existing rights, and (2) shall reserve to the United States the right to collect rent and royalty payments on such lease for its duration. The conveyance shall: (1) be completed by no later than 180 days of enactment of this bill; and (2) be without consideration, except that all costs incurred by the Department of the Interior relating to any survey, platting, legal description, or other activities carried out to prepare and issue the patent shall be paid by the GLP to Interior prior to the conveyance of such land.

bill Progress


  • EnactedOctober 3rd, 2018
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed September 18th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
  • The house Passed February 6th, 2017
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 24th, 2017

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    This is just to correct a survey error made in 1949 when mapping out the boundary between public and private lands. Nothing to get upset about. I wish this was noted in this app. It took me a while to find that info.
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    Vote NO to any proposal offering to limit or exploit public lands! These public lands are under government stewardship for the protection and enjoyment of the people. These lands are not for big businesses or government to exploit and make money from.
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    Vote no on any and ALL public land sales. It is public land! Not yours to sell for profit. Need money for the wall? How about taxing the upper 10% more? Or cutting Secret Service for the grown Trump children and his wife that refuses to live in the White House.
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    When giving important facts, please list your source or sources. This will help others make informed decisions.
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    "The conveyance under subsection (a) does not modify the exterior boundary of the White River National Forest"
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    No development on public lands.
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    Protect our parks!!!
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    It's a survey issue from the 1940s. Basically, that land was privately owned but a survey called it public. It's been privately owned and privately managed, and this bill just makes that official. Source: http://coloradopolitics.com/tipton-lamborn-polis-public-lands/
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    Vote NO to any proposal offering to limit or exploit public lands! These public lands are under government stewardship for the protection and enjoyment of the people. These lands are not for big businesses or government to exploit and make money from.
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    National Park destruction goes against all work that Theodore Roosevelt worked hard for more than a century ago. There's also only a finite supply of fossil fuels in addition to being nonrenewable. Wildlife will become extinct and once that happens it will be too late for these defenseless creatures of G-d
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    Leave public protected lands alone! NO MORE.
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    Please stop trying to get rid of our Public lands and opening them up to privatizations with BIG BUSINESS! These are OUR lands! Making money has got to stop being the rational for taking these land grabs.
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    Vote NO to any proposal offering to limit or exploit public lands! These public lands are under government stewardship for the protection and enjoyment of the people. These lands are not for big businesses or government to exploit and make money from.
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    Our public lands and parks are 1) environmental refuges for wildlife, 2) healthy recreation areas for the public, 3) sanctuaries protecting some of our most valuable natural features, which enrich our history and enhance our image. Privatizing these lands for development is among the most mercenary incarnations of capitalism and any immediate benefit will pale in view of the harm done to future generations.
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    No development in our public lands
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    Vote no and protect federal land from being exploited by corporations.
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    No development or exploitation of public lands!
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    Do not trust our land and the future of our land to the conservatives who will happily sell and strip it
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    Oh, no, no. Please keep our public lands public. Thank you for maintaining our American birthright!
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