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Resource ID: #15973
Subject: Development
Source: Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Wash.)
Date: March 16, 18, 28, 30, 31; May 2; July 15; Aug. 28, 1999



The Spokesman-Review's "series breaks the story of how a land broker was secretly planning to trade 2 million acres of public land in Idaho - national forests and BLM land - to logging, mining and ranching interests. It shows how federal land managers, such as the BLM, were kept in the dark, and explores the background of the company pushing the trades. Finally, the series shows how the land broker purposefully deceived the public about the value of an earlier land trade - that it holds up as one of its finest accomplishments - and made millions of dollars at public expense..."

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