At the present time the Federal government owns between 50% and 80% of the land in the states east of California and west of the Mississippi river. Oregon and Washington are at about the 50% mark. The high population states have used their political power to take the land from the citizens in those low population states and tuck it away under Federal control. The California based Sierra Club uses lawsuits and Federal intimidation to take land that they deem “sensitive” or “threatened” in other states while California sinks under the weight of its enormous population and chokes on its out of control pollution. The environmental nazis are all about taking other people’s land, as long as it doesn’t come too close to their own homes.