Utah Counties Join Fight Over DOI Wild Lands Policy

Law360, New York (March 24, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT) -- The Utah Association of Counties joined one of its members Tuesday in filing a legal challenge to the U.S. Department of Interior's “wild lands” order in December.

In an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, the UAC and Uintah County, Utah, contended that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's order on the land designation policy violated the Federal Land Policy and Management Act as well as a 2003 settlement that blocked the Bureau of Land Management from establishing so-called wilderness...
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