Tag Archives: public lands

Public Lands Initiative in the Works — Contrasting Recent Experiences

SALT LAKE CITY — Public lands in eastern Utah are at a crossroads. Ahead lies a field of options that range from oil and gas development to wilderness designation, the…

THE PUBLIC LANDS DEBATE CONTINUES — What To Do About Our Languishing Public Lands

  In 2012, an excellent article by Robert H. Nelson was published by Policy Review, a publication of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. This article clearly sets forth the predicament…

“Coordination Clause” is Becoming the Weapon of Choice in Fighting Federal Land Use Restrictions

According to the High Country News an obscure provision in two environmental laws is the weapon of choice in a bureaucratic Sagebrush Rebellion.   Suzy Foss became a Ravalli County,…

Letter to the Editor — Regarding Transfer of Public Lands — by William Smith, Professional Engineer

Greetings, I downloaded and began reading the report entitled “An Analysis of A Transfer of Federal Lands to the State of Utah“, dated November 2014. As a consulting Professional Civil…

Public Lands Christmas Reality Check — Opinion/Editorial — by Ken Ivory

December 24, 2014 This morning, as I worked on the last minute preparations for Christmas and the upcoming new year, I felt a little sad. Not that it had anything…

State Economic Study Regarding Transfer of Public Lands is Now Available

This week, the State of Utah has released its economic study regarding the proposed transfer of public lands. This is just in from the American Lands Council: For years, opponents…

Utah’s Public Lands War with Federal Government is Just Getting Started

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says the state has a “monumental” fight on its hands in the public lands war with the federal government. In an article originally published on…

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Public Lands Debate

On Wednesday, May 14th, the Salt Lake Tribune hosted a well-attended public debate at the Salt Lake City Library, pitting Utah House Speaker Becky Lockhart and Representative Ken Ivory against…