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Thanks scene of destruction land where president Teddy Roosevelt used to run cattle.
Now that land is at the center of a property rights battle.
-- the federal government bought the land next to Roosevelt -- corn ranch in 2007.
But didn't by the mineral rights.
Roger -- spike a Montana didn't buy those rights he says he's going to mind for gravel unless the government pays two and a half million bucks.
So Roger insular Dennis Johnson join us right now on the phone to -- dominant.
Good morning graduate already register explain this situation you own the mineral rights to this particular -- what does that mean.
Well don't be the rebels Korea coal uranium for those minority report this.
Is April of 2008 the same month that the force it was but that.
So would make you feel as though you have.
That their right to separate from the land and the medals themselves.
They're going to be better by tried did not want a -- I had to go ahead and have it in North Dakota.
-- the union.
You're allowed to separate -- -- bomb surface it looked back holding which law and the the or as the Atlanta folder to the people that sold the rest of trinity Forest Service.
I think it reserved its portion of the grapple.
And it's back to people that sold the ranch to the Forest Service or five point three billion dollars 2007.
They reserve all the oil aghast all the travel Ukrainian coal all the middle.
-- the Forest Service should have known they're buying it but thought it it'll.
-- an apparently the Forest Service says they're not interested in buying you look Roger right you're asking for two point five million dollars.
That the directly related the -- -- We will going in my in the gravel you know buses as an investment right there's billions of yards of gravel there.
But now we're being boggled with this paper and Forest Service in the Forest Service.
Do what they've Buffett -- is that they were not by an -- always in the and they taxpayers.
But they were by the neighborhood.
Back they were about but it but it.
I tell us how this happened right you set the table well also -- Rodriguez -- gonna check back with the NC where we go from here as she the government doesn't fact pay up.
He becomes -- very rich guys thanks so much.
They think you that you live it day.
When you not ready to put your money.
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