Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) issued the following statement Wednesday on Reps. Rob Bishop’s (R-UT) and Jason Chaffetz’s (R-UT) Public Land Initiative.
“It is truly an honor to be the Senate sponsor for the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act,” Sen. Lee said. “The process that went into producing this bill is truly laudable and the resulting policy is a good-faith compromise.”
“Not only does this bill secure valuable land for natural resource development to fund public schools; not only does it promote conservation and recreation; but it also protects those with existing interests on federal lands and will insulate the participating counties from future disruptive federal action.”