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Posted on: February 16, 2016

ALC - Proactive Legislators Work to Protect the Lands

The Public Lands issue has become the topic of our day in nearly every newspaper, election debate and state capitol around the nation. This week we share with you highlights from recent articles concerning two Utah lawmakers who have made it their priority to be proactive in protecting our public lands for their children and grandchildren.

The first article, appearing in the Deseret News on Feb. 19th, focuses on Utah's Public Lands Management Act HB276, which passed out of legislative committee on a 9-1 vote last week. It is pro-active legislation to prepare Utah for managing the the public lands after they are transferred from the federal government to the state.

You can read the entire Rep. Mike Noel Article HERE

This next article, written by UT Rep. Steve Handy is in response to an op-ed that appeared in the Standard Examiner in early February. Addressing common concerns that arise in the public lands discussion, Rep. Handy gives an insightful view of the issue from a legislator's perspective.

You can read the entire Rep. Steve Handy Article HERE

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