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Congress declares public lands “worthless”

By Amy Brunvand

On their very first day in session, the Republican-controlled 115th U.S. Congress launched a fresh attack on Utah’s public lands. The House passed a rule that defines public lands transfer as “budget neutral,” essentially creating a legislative fiction that public lands have no value and generate no revenue. The amendment was sponsored by Utah Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Ut-1) in order to make it easier to give away valuable public lands to state control.

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This article was originally published on February 7, 2017.