To: Eagle Mountain Boundary Study August 18, 2015
Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Dr.
Twentynine Palms Ca 92277-3597
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of Public Lands for the People and our 40,000 plus contingent members, we hereby whole heartedly support the (NO ACTION) option.
These lands rightfully belong to the people of the United States of America and title should be held in trust for that purpose. The NO ACTION outcome guarantees that these lands and all the wealth they afford remain the property of the people of the United States. You have deceived the public by stating publicly and in print that these lands are owned by the BLM. This is patently false and willfully misleading. The BLM does not hold title to these lands, and we demand that you retract and correct this for the public record.
Joshua Tree National Park now owns almost 790,000 acres! Just how much is enough? It never seems to be enough when it comes to the Federal Government, which has given its citizens an 18 trillion dollar debt. Public records show that the Park Service maintenance budget is backlogged in excess of 10 billion dollars, which is a clear signal that the Federal Government has an agenda to take land ownership away from its citizens, but has no plan to maintain these lands.
We are a mineral rich nation and many of these minerals are located within the Eagle Mountain Boundary Study area. These minerals are valuable to all modern “green” technology. We need to harvest these minerals here in America where it can be done in a sound safe matter, and not overseas where environmental controls are non-existent. We will not stand by and watch the Federal Government piece by piece take ownership of our country, as what happened to the people of Venezuela by the communist Hugo Chavez. When the Government owns all the land we are no longer a free people.
It is our belief that by the Federal Government confiscating our land that you will be violating our rights under the mining law of 1872 (30 USC 22-54), Multiple Surface use Act (30 USC 612B), National Minerals and Mining Policy (30 USC 621A), Federal Land Management Policy Act (3,7,8 and 11).
Let this be for the record. You have been given notice that any option other than ( NO ACTION) will be in our view a violation of the law!
Walt Wegner, President Public Lands for the People