Tag: state lands

Land grab plan is too damn risky

Last week saw the release of a long-awaited report on the feasibility of Utah managing federal lands. According to the report, Utah could conceivably take over the management of federal lands within our borders, and with the money derived from extractive industries, pay for its upkeep. First, the most obvious hitch in this whole plan

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State not equipped to manage national lands

The Utah Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO) is currently spearheading a study on the potential economic benefits of federal lands being transferred to the State of Utah.  The study was approved through HB 142 during the Legislature’s 2013 General Session, and it is meant to coincide with the deadline stated in 2012’s HB 148,

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