Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Fight Over Control Of Western Lands Heats Up In Congress

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A Utah legislative commission has voted to move forward with suing the federal government in an attempt to seize control of millions of acres of federal land.

December 31 2015

There's an old political movement in the American West that appears to be gaining new ground. Its members want to put vast tracts of federal land in the hands of states. One of the movement's leaders is Utah Republican Congressman Rob Bishop. He controls the top environmental committee in the U.S. House. He's part of a controversial effort to transfer ownership of federal land to states like his. NPR's Kirk Siegler went to Bishop's home district and sent this report...


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