WVP statement on release of Public Lands Initiative

Chris Saeger, Director of the Western Values Project released the following statement in response to the release of the Public Lands Initiative:

“If Congressman Bishop was serious about passing this bill, he wouldn’t have introduced it the week before Congress leaves for summer vacation.  He is playing a political game concocted in Washington DC to benefit his special interest allies, and not listening to the stakeholders who have been working on this for years.  The great number of Utahans who expect protections for the economic values of outdoor recreation in the Bears Ears region now have few tools left at their disposal.  Someone besides Congress will have to take steps to get this done because Congressman Bishop can’t hand his homework in on time.”

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