Progress in Conflict Over Federal Lands?

Salt Lake Tribune Washington Correspondent Thomas Burr

(KCPW News) This week, state lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a series of bills aimed at taking over public lands from the federal government, which currently controls roughly two-thirds of the entire state. But a top federal official who oversees those public lands doesn’t think their efforts will amount to a hill of beans. Every week, we talk with Thomas Burr, Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and author of Political Cornflakes, a daily, online round-up of Utah politics. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked him what Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey had to say about the legislation.


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