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Speakers challenge scientific underpinning of DEP's lands review process

Challengers, including a member of the state Acquisition and Restoration Council, questioned on Friday the scientific underpinning of the process used to determine what state lands could be recommended for sale.

The 2013-14 state budget provides $70 million for land acquisition, but that includes $50 million from the sale of existing lands. The state constitution requires the governor and Cabinet to approve a finding that lands to be sold no longer are needed for "conservation purposes."

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