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Saturday, April 08, 2017
Texas Wins Victory for Landowners Against BLM
Texas leaders and farm owners secured a victory in the battle against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) attempted land grab along the banks of the Red River. The federal agency announced it is suspending the surveys ordered during the Obama Administration to justify the attempted takeover of 90,000 acres of land.
The BLM admitted this week admitted in a letter issued on March 29 that it used an “incorrect methodology” in its justification for the attempted taking of land that had been in the possession of many Texas landowners for generations. “Having reviewed this deposition testimony and other new information, the BLM believes the survey methodology was used in error and may have caused errors in identifying the location of the Gradient Boundary,” Acting Cadastral Survey Chief Stephen Beyerlein wrote in the letter. “The BLM’s admission that it used incorrect methodology in these surveys
and the decision to suspend the surveys is welcome news,” U.S.
Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX) said in a statement obtained by
Breitbart Texas. “The portions of the river that the agency has surveyed
strayed widely from the accepted gradient boundary survey method
established by the Supreme Court in Oklahoma v. Texas. It is encouraging
that the BLM has admitted their error and that all administrative
action will be suspended until the matter is resolved. I will continue
working with the landowners, local and state officials, and Senator
Cornyn (R-TX) until this issue is resolved once and for all.” Thornberry
is the author of the “Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act” which passed earlier this year...more
I can't help but wonder, if Hillary had won the election would this admission of "error" ever been sent?