Wyo. Trespass Laws Still Illegal After Tweaks, Suit Says
Law360, New York (April 11, 2016, 8:44 PM EDT) -- A coalition including conservation and animal-protection groups said Monday that the Wyoming Legislature’s attempts to fix laws that allegedly prevent private citizens from collecting information about agricultural pollution fall short of what’s needed and filed an amended complaint against state officials.
The laws, one criminal and one civil, were passed by the state Legislature in 2015, and prohibit people from entering “open land” to collect data if they don’t own it. The plaintiffs, which include the Western Watersheds Project, National Press Photographers Association and Animal Legal Defense Fund, say the statutes prevent individuals and organizations from discovering harmful environmental practices and...
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