Tag: public lands

All the things the Utah State Legislature did to your life this year

This article originally appeared on Fox 13. Read it in its entirety here. SALT LAKE CITY — What just happened? The Utah State Legislature just happened! Hard to believe it was 45 days ago that lawmakers opened the 2019 legislative session to protests over their plans to replace Proposition 3, the voter-approved Medicaid-expansion ballot initiative.

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Legislators Turn a Deaf Ear to Native Voices

After the legislature’s call to rescind Bears Ears led the Outdoor Retailer trade show to relocate to Colorado, one would think our representatives would handle future land decisions more carefully and listen to constituents. Including input from those who occupy these lands and consider them sacred is not only the right thing to do, it’s

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Commentary: U.S. and Utah need to stop coddling domestic extremists

Source: Salt Lake Tribune and True Viral News Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke capped off a recent presidentially mandated review of national monuments by declaring, “I am an advocate to never sell or transfer public land, and so is the president.” His words were intended to be reassuring, but not to public land advocates.

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What’s the Deal with Interim Session?

This coming Wednesday, May 17, the Utah State Legislature is meeting for its monthly interim session. Don’t know what an interim session is? Not sure what you can do to be involved? No worries – we’ve got you covered! Here’s what you should know about Utah’s interim sessions. What is an Interim Session? Under the

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Press Release – EXECUTIVE ORDER FAVORS COAL AND CORPORATIONS OVER PEOPLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 CONTACT: Madison Hayes | Alliance for a Better Utah | madison@betterutah.org   Salt Lake City, UT – In the company of politicians and anti-public lands advocates, President Trump signed an executive order instructing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review national monument designations former presidents have made within the

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Utah lawmakers OK resolution pushing for public lands

Source: AP 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,

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