By JUDY FAHYS
MAR 10, 2017
Utah legislators delivered some big messages on public lands during this year’s 45 days of lawmaking. But air-quality and other environmental concerns saw only modest gains – along with some setbacks.
Rep. Keven Stratton, R-Orem, an advocate of putting states in charge of managing public lands, was pleased to see those principles reflected in more than a dozen measures that lawmakers passed this year. He credits a new Republican administration in the White House for helping set the agenda.
“It seems to be a better stage to do the things we need to do,” he said a few hours before the session ended. “We can put more energy to solutions.”
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