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Lee Applauds Release of Utah Public Lands Initiative

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Lee Applauds Release of Utah Public Lands Initiative

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday on Reps. Rob Bishop’s (R-UT) and Jason Chaffetz’s (R-UT) Public Land Initiative.

“It is truly an honor to be the Senate sponsor for the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act,” Sen. Lee said. “The process that went into producing this bill is truly laudable and the resulting policy is a good-faith compromise.”

“Not only does this bill secure valuable land for natural resource development to fund public schools; not only does it promote conservation and recreation; but it also protects those with existing interests on federal lands and will insulate the participating counties from future disruptive federal action."

I also applaud the bill by Bishop and Chaffetz. It is time western lands were returned to the power of the states. The federal government has been a terrible caretaker of the land which is why we have such prolonged fire seasons.

Return the lands to the states.


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