PLI Includes Plan for Bear Ears

The Utah Public Lands Initiative, formally presented to the House of Representatives last week, includes a plan for Bear Ears and has an accompanying bill denying power to the Antiquities Act in 7 eastern Utah Counties including Uintah and Duchesne. The partner bill is written to ensure land use certainty in the 7 counties in Utah that are part of the Public Lands Initiative. In section three of the partner bill it states that a national monument designation or boundary adjustment to existing monuments can only be made by an Act of Congress. “In the shared effort to protect and manage Eastern Utah lands...the Public Lands Initiative offers the most comprehensive, viable and legal path forward,” shares Representative Jason Chaffetz. “Let’s give weight to the broad coalition of interests and enable a comprehensive solution to lands disputes that have plagued the West for generations.” Utah Senator Mike Lee is committed to sponsoring the companion legislation in the Senate


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