NEWS: Environmental Issues In 2017 Legislature: A Mixed Bag

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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