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Utah lawmakers OK resolution pushing for public lands

Source: AP

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.”

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