Utah’s public land issues will demand Jewell’s attention
WASHINGTON — Should business executive Sally Jewell secure the nomination to become the next interior secretary, she’ll become the landlord of the West at a time seldom more critical to Utah’s destiny.
Jewell faces controversial public lands issues that are at the groundswell of states’ rights, with Utah leading the charge to re-assert its dominion over federal lands within its borders and threatening to sue if the feds don’t acquiesce.
Among those divisive, complex and costly public lands issues are oil and gas drilling, threats over the creation of new national monuments and Utah’s struggle to fend off new species designations under the Endangered Species Act.
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