A Wyoming lawyer criticizes a proposal to amend the state constitution for federal lands transfer, condemning it as premature.
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Two bills debated by a U.S. House committee offer a preview to a battle over who will own and control millions of acres of federal land in the West.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests and Mining, expressed concerns about adding public land to the federal Wilderness system. "This is troubling to me," he said, adding, "it could have far-reaching impacts for the management of our forests and public lands."
Wyoming lawmakers are set to vote on a bill today calling for the transfer of federal lands to the state.
Wyoming's landscape faced numerous natural resource challenges in 2015 as state leaders sought to reconcile residents’ relationship with the natural world.