White paper » Suing the feds in order to take over millions of acres may backfire, experts say.Oct. 29, 2014 By BRIAN MAFFLY. Cross-posted from The Salt Lake Tribune
University of Utah legal scholars released a white paper Wednesday concluding the state has no legal basis to demand the federal government turn over title to public lands.
Some state lawmakers have clamored for the state to sue after passing a law in 2012 demanding the feds give the state 30 million acres by Dec. 31. Suing would not only be a waste of money, but also set back efforts to resolve conflicts over public land management, according to John Ruple, a research fellow with the U. law school’s Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment.Read the rest of the article.
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