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Conservative Leaders: Oppose Biden’s ‘30 X 30’ Federal Land Grab

The conservative leaders of the Conservative Action Project have released a new “Memo for the Movement” regarding “30 X 30” Biden’s latest extra-constitutional executive order.

There is no existing legislative authority for 30 X 30, and the 117th Congress has taken no steps to authorize 30 X 30. No hearings have been held by the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction, and no bills to authorize a 30 X 30 program have been introduced. In fact, the only bill that has been introduced, by Representative Lauren Boebert, would prohibit implementation of 30 X 30.

The United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 we urge ConservativeHQ readers and friends to call their Representative and Senators to demand they join Rep. Lauren Boebert and cosponsor her bill to prohibit implementation of 30 X 30.

August 31, 2022 Washington, DC

President Joe Biden’s “30 X 30” initiative threatens to be the biggest federal land grab since Congress passed the Endangered Species Act in 1973. Executive Order 14008 on “Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,” signed by President Biden on 27th January 2021, directs the Secretary of the Interior in section 216 “to achieve the goal of conserving at least 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030.”

Although roughly 640 million acres (or 27%) of America’s total land mass are already owned by the four federal land agencies, the Secretary of the Interior’s initial report, titled “Conserving and Restoring America the Beautiful,” makes it clear that 30 X 30 will target massive amounts of privately-owned land for government control as well as eliminating natural resource production (including oil and gas, hardrock minerals, timber, and livestock grazing) on National Forests and public lands owned by the Bureau of Land Management. Radical preservation groups and other proponents of 30 X 30 have stated emphatically that locking up the West and Alaska, where most of the federal lands are, is not sufficient; instead, they insist that 30% of each “eco-region” must be under federal land-use management. This will necessarily require regulating hundreds of millions of acres of private land.

Conservatives strongly oppose 30 X 30 for the following reasons:

* Property rights and widespread ownership of private property are essential foundations of limited government and ordered liberty. The current extent of federal land ownership and of federal land-use controls already threatens these vital constitutional underpinnings. 30 X 30 constitutes another step on the regulatory road to serfdom.

* When government owns or controls most of the land in rural America, government then controls the rural economies and the lives of rural Americans. Rather than adding another layer of federal regulation over rural America, the President and the Congress should be repealing or reforming existing federal land-use controls and radically reducing the amount of land owned by the federal land agencies.

* The federal land agencies are more often than not terrible stewards of the environment. For example, the catastrophic wildfires that have destroyed millions of acres of forests in the West and the wildlife living there are fires that start and spread on federal land because of misguided preservationist policies. Private land owners, on the other hand, have strong incentives to take care of what they own through active management. Existing federal controls on private land, such as endangered species habitat designations, have created perverse incentives and thereby damaged the environment. Imposing another layer of federal land-use control can only lead to further environmental degradation.

* There is no existing legislative authority for 30 X 30, and the 117th Congress has taken no steps to authorize 30 X 30. No hearings have been held by the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction, and no bills to authorize a 30 X 30 program have been introduced. In fact, the only bill that has been introduced, by Representative Lauren Boebert, would prohibit implementation of 30 X 30.

We encourage all Americans to oppose this illegal, immense, and catastrophic expansion of federal control over our property and our lives.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III

Attorney General

President Ronald Reagan (1985-1988)

The Honorable Becky Norton Dunlop

White House Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1981-1985)

The Honorable George K. Rasley Jr.

Former Assistant Director

U.S. National Park Service

The Honorable Bob McEwen

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Ohio

Kelly J. Shackelford, Esq.

President and CEO

First Liberty Institute

Ed Corrigan

Vice Chairman, Conservative Action Project and President & CEO, Conservative Partnership Institute

Tom Jones


American Accountability Foundation

Terry Schilling


American Principles Project

Lisa B. Nelson

Chief Executive Officer

American Legislative Exchange Council

Chad Connelly

Founder and President

Faith Wins

Scott T. Parkinson

Vice President for Government Affairs

Club for Growth

Thomas Fitton

President, Judicial Watch, Inc.

President, Council for National Policy

David N. Bossie


Citizens United

The Honorable Tony Perkins


Family Research Council

The Honorable Russ Vought

Director, Office of Management and Budget (2020-2021)

Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin (Ret.)

Executive Vice President

Family Research Council

Lori Roman


ACRU Action Fund

The Honorable Brooke Rollins

President and CEO

America First Policy Institute (AFPI)

The Honorable Ken Ivory


Utah House of Representatives

The Honorable James C. Miller III

Budget Director for President Reagan (1985-1988)

Rod D. Martin

Founder & CEO

The Martin Organization, Inc.

Christina Murphy Lusk


The Martin Foundation

Sherri R. Martin

Executive Vice President

The Martin Organization, Inc.

The Honorable Stephen Stockman

U.S. House of Representatives

Former Member, Texas

Ron Pearson

Executive Director

Conservative Victory Fund

Tim Throckmorton


Lifepointe Ministry

Joan Holt Lindsey


Lindsey Communications

Jack Park

Conservative Activist and Donor

Judson Phillips


Tea Party Nation

The Honorable Jake Hoffman

President & CEO

Tom DeWeese


American Policy Center

Caren Cowan

Executive Director

Protect Americans Now

Joseph A. Morris

Partner, Morris & De La Rosa

Chairman, The Heartland Institute

The Honorable Mike Hill

Former Member

Florida State Representative

Gerard Kassar

State Chairman

NYS Conservative Party

Ed Regan

Former Resource Manager (1995 - 2021)

RY Timber, Inc.

Ambassador Henry F. Cooper

President Reagan Chief Defense and Space Negotiator, Former SDI Director

Rod Vandenbos



Tim Macy

Chairman of the Board

Gun Owners of America

C. Preston Noell III


Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

Martha Boneta Fain



Michael J. Petersen

State Representative

Utah House of Representatives

Kristen A. Ullman


Eagle Forum

Kay R. Daly


Coalition for a Fair Judiciary

Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising

Kevin Freeman


NSIC Institute

Nancy Schulze

Founder, CEO

RCW Speakers

Penna Dexter


Point of View Radio

Richard Manning


Americans for Limited Government

The Honorable Peter J. Thomas


The Conservative Caucus

James Edwards

Executive Director

Conservatives for Property Rights

Darrell A Henry

Executive Director

Western Caucus Foundation

Chris Wright

Executive Committee Member

Potomac Tea Party

The Honorable Cheryl K. Acton


Utah House of Representatives

Kent Glesener

President, Paradigm Construction & Engineering, Inc.

Alan Gardner


American Lands Council

The Honorable J. Kenneth Blackwell

Chairman, Conservative Action Project

Chairman, CNP Action, Inc.

Myron Ebell

Director, Center for Energy and Environment

Competitive Enterprise Institute

The Honorable Morton C. Blackwell


The Leadership Institute

The Honorable Jim DeMint

Chairman, Conservative Partnership Institute

Member, US Senate (SC 2005-2013)

The Honorable T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr.

Chief Domestic Advisor

President Ronald Reagan (1987-1988)

The Honorable Paul S. Teller, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Advancing American Freedom

Alfred S. Regnery


Republic Book Publishers

The Honorable Matt Schlapp



The Honorable David McIntosh


Club for Growth

L. Brent Bozell III

Founder and President

Media Research Center

Jenny Beth Martin


Tea Party Patriots Citizen Fund

Noah Wall

Executive Vice President


William L. Walton

The Bill Walton Show

Resolute Protector Foundation

David Bozell



Wesley Denton

Chief Operating Officer

Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI)

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.

Executive Chairman

Center for Security Policy

The Honorable Ken Cuccinelli

Former AG of Virginia & Asst. Deputy Sec., Dept. of Homeland Security

Center for Renewing America

The Honorable Scott Walker


Young America's Foundation

The Honorable Donald Paul Hodel

U.S. Secretary of Energy (1982-1985)

U.S. Secretary of Interior (1985-1989)

Guillermo J. Aragon

Chief Strategy Officer

Martin Capital

Lourdes Cosio

Campaign for the American Future

Shawn A. Mitchell

Former National Chaplain, National Federation of Republican Assemblies

Anne Schlafly Cori


Eagle Forum

Dr. Virginia Armstrong

Natl Director, Law & Worldview Program

Eagle Forum

The Honorable Peter Hoekstra

Member of Congress 1993-2011

Ambassador (Ret)

Richard D. Hayes


Hayes, Berry, White & Vanzant, LLP

Mario Navarro da Costa

Director, Washington Bureau

Tradition, Family, Property

Thomas Pyle


American Energy Alliance

G. Eric Georgatos

Executive Producer

America Can We Talk?

Paul Gessing


Rio Grande Foundation

Don L. (Bebo) Lee


New Mexico Federal Lands Council

Dr. Paige Patterson


Sandy Creek Foundation

The Honorable Gail Griffin



Dr. E. Calvin Beisner

President, Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation

Elaine Donnelly


Center for Military Readiness

Sean Noble


American Encore

Michelle Easton

President, Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women

Don Woodsmall

President (Interim)

Center for Security Policy

Ashley Baker

Director of Public Policy

Committee for Justice

Seton Motley


Less Government

Carl Albrecht

State Legislator

Melvin Adams


Noah Webster Educational foundation

Andresen Blom


Hawaiian Values

Richard Rounsavelle



Sal Russo

Co-Founder and Chief Strategist

Tea Party Express

The Honorable Diana Denman

Presidential Appointee

President Ronald Reagan

Eaton Hopkins


Liberty Surgical, Inc.

Ralph A. Rebandt II


Ralph Rebandt for Governor

Dr. Jerome Robert Corsi

Founder and CEO

The Honorable Terrence Scanlon

Retired Chairman and President

Capital Research Center

Willes K. Lee

Vice President

National Rifle Association of America

Allen J. Hebert


American-Chinese Fellowship

Floyd Brown


The Western Journal

Greg Walcher

Former Executive Director

Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources

  • Joe Biden administration

  • federal lands

  • 30x30 order

  • Rep. Lauren Boebert

  • Endangered Species Act of 1973

  • Executive Order 14008

  • Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

  • Secretary of the Interior

  • Oil and gas exploration

  • Bureau of Land Management

  • property rights

  • land regulation

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while everyone is watching the IRS with deep fear, we are missing the blatant militaization of the EPA,who will steal our personal lands while the IRS steals our money. Be prepared to fight back hard!!


Sep 06, 2022

Growing gubment is never a good idea. Subtract; don't add. The federal leviathan needs to be trimmed down, like a major bread and water. We need to chop this growing monster of collectivism off at the knees for starters.


Charles Wilkins
Charles Wilkins
Sep 06, 2022

WOW,HOW MUCH FXXXING CORRUPTION DO AMERICAN TAX PAYERS HAVE TO TAKE? TREASURY DEPATMENT REFUSES TO TURM OVER THE TRANACTIONS RECORDS OF THE BIDEN CRIME FAMIILY. 150 transactions plus involving either President Biden's brother James Biden or son Hunter Biden's global business affairs have been flagged for further review by U.S. banks. Some of the transactions were flagged because large wire transfers were involved. Don't see these checks laid out on the fxxxing DOJ or FBI floors. Why does the FBI and DOJ saying "trust us", yet it looks and sounds like both organizations are in business to protect the biden crime family income.Who got paid the 10% and how much is on hold for the big guy?

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