Our View: Public lands should stay public


With summer fast approaching, our desire to see public lands remain under the jurisdiction of the federal government only grows.

Some would have us believe Wyoming’s legislative body would have the best interests in managing the land, saying the state should “take back” the land as the state government is the one closest to the lands in question. We disagree because doing so would take away one of the basic rights Wyomingites have.

Placing all federal lands under the state’s jurisdiction would essentially be Wyoming selling its soul. The idea of multiple use would end as the state,...

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