Coal company’s Chapter 11 filing could short Lincoln County of more than $9 million in unpaid mineral taxes.
The only thing the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative seems to be achieving is uniting conservationists against it.
Conservationists say rules have been changed, deadlines moved, bargaining options unfairly limited.
The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners made public access to the 32,000 acre Raymond Mountain Wilderness Study area more difficult when it deeded three acres to a rancher, and then declined to reestablish a county road easement on the transferred property.
As Wyoming lawmakers study transferring the management of federal lands to the state, local governments line up on opposing sides.