Representative Bishop Says Federal Control of Public Lands Is Unconstitutional
Thursday 27 October 2011
by: Scott Keyes and Lee Fang, ThinkProgress | Report
The House Resources Subcommittee on National Parks Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) made a startling claim at a Republican conference late last week: current federal control of public lands is unconstitutional.
Bishop was on a panel during the Western Republican Leadership Conference to discuss federal control of public lands in the West. After comparing the large tracts of public land that exist out West to the Soviet Union, Bishop told the conservative crowd, “I defy you to find anywhere in the Constitution where this is allowable.”