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John Freemuth

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 12:09 pm / June 28, 2017

Portrait of John Freemuth

John Freemuth

Executive Director
Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy
School of Public Service

John Freemuth recently was referenced in an opinion piece from Boston University titled “Public Land Transfer is a Bad Deal for Western Communities.”

The author uses Freemuth’s explanation that “in many cases it’s more profitable for both federal agencies and private entities to lease land than to sell. In 2014 the federal government made more than $13 billion by renting out public land to oil, gas, and coal companies for less than $5 an acre,” as one of her arguments against selling off federal land or transferring it to state control.

You can read the entire piece here: