Despite an uneasy truce between environmentalists and ranchers, the fight over land use, water pollution and wildlife habitat remains as volatile as ever.
A ranchers’ suit claiming an environmental activist trespassed may go to trial, a judge ruled, but without the prospect of imposing punitive damages.
A group of conservation, animal welfare, and media groups filed suit challenging Wyoming for its data trespassing laws passed in 2015.
Wyoming’s new law — possibly targeting a group opposed to public lands grazing — aims to criminalize data trespassing on “open land” without permission to both access the land and collect data.
More than a dozen ranchers have filed a trespass lawsuit against Western Watersheds Project — an organization that aims to stop grazing on public lands.