Utah County Can't Open Land To Vehicles: 10th Circ.

Law360, New York (September 1, 2009, 1:24 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a Utah county is preempted from enacting an ordinance to open routes on 1.6 million acres of federal public land to off-highway vehicle use, affirming a lower court's decision in favor of two environmental groups.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit found Monday that Kane County, Utah, could not exercise management authority over federal lands in a manner that conflicts with the federal management regime without proving that it possesses valid rights of way under a...
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