Utah Wilderness News, March 16, 2010

Utah's unsung natural resource: Hot air
"Utahns have been up in
Washington's grill over federal land forever. This year's Legislature
carried on that work with a silly bill to assert the state's eminent
domain on federal land unless the property was acquired by the federal
government with the consent of the Legislature. The Legislature's
attorneys warned that the bill likely would be struck down in court
under the property and supremacy clauses of the Constitution. That
learned counsel did not deter the protesters, who passed HB143 anyway.
We would hope that Gov. Gary Herbert would veto the bill, if for no
other reason than it doesn't make sense to squander scarce state
resources tilting at windmills."
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