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      3 counties band together to protect landowners

      CNN -- T hree counties are banding together to protect the rights of landowners in North Texas.

      County officials and now the Texas Attorney General are concerned that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is trying to take control of 90,000 acres along the Red River.

      The BLM is developing a resource management plan which would regulate the use of federal land along the river.

      Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott sent a letter to the BLM director asking for information on the agency's plans for the land.

      North Texans currently use it for cattle grazing and crops.

      An agency spokesman said the land hasn't been fully surveyed, and the BLM is not planning to take the land.

      He said a response from the BLM will soon be released.