Federal land policies encourage conflict instead of negotiation.
Today's Sagebrush rebels want federal lands transferred to states, while environmentalists want more federal control. Both sides should be careful what they ask for.
When environmental groups buy ranchers' permits, there's no need for the feds to start rustling up trouble.
PERC research fellow Shawn Regan provides testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on "Funding the National Park System for the Next Century."