I live in Nevada, and what most of America doesn't know is how much of this state's land is controlled by the federal government.
When Obama took office, 81% of Nevada was designated as federal land. By the beginning of 2016, he extended that percentage to 84.9, a nearly 4% increase in land that can't be used for anything other than viewing, although 99.999% of the nation's people have not, nor will ever see it.
Now, in another parting shot, and as a gift to the environmentalists, the President has stolen another 300,000 acres by federalizing an area called the Golden Butte; just outside of Las Vegas. That is the equivalent of an additional 470 square miles added to the ridiculous amount already possessed. To put that into perspective, the sprawling city of Los Angeles is slightly larger at 503 square miles. As a result, there can be no oil/gas drilling or mining (in a state known as the "Silver State") because it was designated as not only federal land but also a national monument.
With the result of this last election cycle, Democrats should be "soul searching" to determine why they have lost so much power both federally and nationwide since Barack Obama took office. One reason could be this constant pitting of environmentalists against the average American. In just 8 years, Obama has "federalized" more land than any other President before him. All in an attempt to shut down drilling.
Obama designates monuments, protects federal land in Utah, Nevada: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2016/1228/Obama-designates-monuments-protects-federal-land-in-Utah-Nevada
More than half the West is federally owned. Now some states want that land: Almost exactly two-thirds of Utah land—66.5 percent—is federally owned, making it second only to Nevada’s 81 percent: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2013/10/15/almost-half-the-west-is-federally-owned-now-some-states-want-their-land-back/?utm_term=.e325d7a23f91
Here's how land is used by the federal government in Nevada: http://www.reviewjournal.com/trending/silver-state/heres-how-land-used-the-federal-government-nevada
Los Angeles in Square Miles: https://www.google.com/search?q=square+miles+los+angeles&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8