Our View: Senate vote is concerning

Last week, a group in the U.S. Senate, including both of Wyoming’s senators, voted to support state efforts to buy national forests, wildlife refuges and wilderness areas.

The vote, which is a symbolic vote and thankfully not carrying any legal weight, was a budgetary amendment called SA 838. We’re also thankful that national parks, preserves and monuments can’t be sold, though we’re sure it would be political suicide to travel down that route.

The idea of purchasing federal land was kicked around the Wyoming Legislature during the session and resulted in a state-funded study approved to resea...


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