SALT LAKE CITY
Utah lawmakers backed a resolution on Friday urging the state to be prepared to sue the U.S. government if Washington leaders don’t start handing over federal land to the state.
Members of a House natural resources committee approved the proposal, despite concern from one lawmaker that it could be costly, hurt the environment and that a lawsuit would not be successful.
“Our attorneys in the legislature are clear, they think this is unconstitutional,” said Rep. Joel Briscoe, D-Salt Lake City. “They do not believe we will win this lawsuit.”