Land grab! Red River lawsuit highlights BLM’s property ‘claim’ (TX)

When it comes to the federal government’s claim that private property along the Red River historically within the Texas border is federal land, a lawsuit filed on behalf of land owners and their respective counties once again reinforces the state’s long-standing “Don’t mess with Texas” mantra.

During a Tuesday conference call, Robert Henneke, director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for the American Future, discussed the lawsuit filed on behalf of seven individual landowners as well as Clay, Wichita and Wilbarger Counties, and the Clay County sheriff. The suit was filed against the Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Interior, as well as BLM Director Neil Kornze and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell both in their individual capacities.

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