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Local Governments to Receive $375 Million to Compensate for Tax-Exempt Federal Lands

Posted Date: 
June 16, 2011
Kate Kelly, Department of Interior

WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that more than 1,850 local governments around the nation will receive payments totaling $375.2 million under the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program this year to compensate them for non-taxable federal land in their jurisdictions.

Salazar Takes Next Steps In Push for Bipartisan Wilderness Agenda

Posted Date: 
June 10, 2011
Kendra Barkoff, DOI

WASHINGTON – As a follow-up to the memo  issued last week and as part of his push to build a bipartisan wilderness agenda that can be enacted in the 112th Congress, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today asked Members of Congress for their ideas of “crown jewel” areas of public lands that have strong local support for permanent protection as Wilderness under the Wilderness Act.