HOUSTON, TEXAS–Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst slammed the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in a statement today after Breitbart Texas revealed a federal plan to potentially seize mass tracts of privately-held land. The Lt. Governor said any such plan was “outrageous” and “made [his] blood boil.” The powerful state executive called on the Texas Attorney General to file a lawsuit against the BLM to blunt any federal designs for uncompensated “confiscation” of property.
“The federal government’s history of arrogant overreach is approaching a new low with word the Bureau of Land Management is threatening to confiscate up to 90,000 acres of Texas land without compensation,” Dewhurst said. “This is a federal land-grab, pure and simple and the BLM has done it before.”
Dewhurst touted his credentials on the matter, citing direct involvement in the 2000 Red River Boundary Compact during his time as the Texas Land Commissioner. The Lt. Governor directly challenged the legality of the BLM to inject itself in an ongoing dispute between states.
Source: Breitbart Texas