The contract with Barclays emerged this week as lawmakers began to question Gov. Mark Gordon’s process to pursue the massive land purchase.
Office of State Lands and Investments
Agency says neither the designation of two new migration corridors, nor the agency’s broader approach to such habitat have been upset by pushback from influential user groups.
Objectors say state can meet its constitutional duty to “realize the largest possible proceeds” without endangering cultural sites and game habitat.
A top state official is recommending a controversial land swap near Douglas include a public easement to alleviate criticism the exchange would cut off access to public land.
The Office of State Lands and Investment’s board is considering extending the amount of time an operator is allowed to flare state-owned minerals before severance taxes are applied.