New Developments in the Transfer of Federal Lands Movement

Nie and Patrick Kelly’s Article, just published by Ecology Law Currents, examines new developments in the transfer of federal lands movement. The Article reviews congressional bills that do not transfer ownership of federal lands to the states or private interests, but rather give state and local governments control over federal lands and resources. In doing so, these bills radically alter the traditional paradigm of federal lands management and make federal law subservient to state authority. Nie and Kelly discuss the implications and explain what it means for the national interest in public lands. View the PDF version of the paper.