November 13, 2008

Maps reveal true “October surprise”

Filed under: map, politics — Tags: — ubikcan @ 2:43 pm

Updated below.

Maps released on election day (!) reveal one last sell-off of public land and parks by the Bush administration. What a surprise!

My colleagues in the National Park Service were not consulted about this. NYT:

The bureau [of Land Management]’s new maps, made public on Election Day, show not just those empty areas but 40 to 45 new areas where leasing will also be allowed.

The tracts will be sold at auction on Dec. 19, the last lease sale before President Bush leaves office a month later.

Via DK.


mcjoan reports (11/28/08) a partial backdown by the Bush administration in the3 face of a firestorm of opposition about this. Any news like this is good news, but it is not a complete victory.

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