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Utah governor pressured on federal lands transfer suit

Room with a view over the Escalante River, Utah.
 (Rich Landers)
Room with a view over the Escalante River, Utah. (Rich Landers)

PUBLIC LANDS -- Despite all the time and money that's been wasted in the anti-government, anti-public effort to seize control of federal lands, Utah forges ahead.   The state governor's good instincts appear to be on the verge of being smothered by greed.

Utah governor still on the fence on public lands lawsuit
On Thursday, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert told reporters during his first media event of the 2016 legislative session that he's still unsure about spending $14 million on a lawsuit to force the federal government to turn over control of public lands to the state, but Republican House members said it's time to act on the issue.
-- Deseret News

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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