Rep. Bishop Reveals Legislative Strategy for Public Lands Initiative
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a JOINT LETTER to Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The letter outlines the delegation’s legislative strategy and next steps for the Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI). The steps include meetings, hearings and formal introduction of the bill before the House of Representatives goes into the July/August District Work Period.
In closing the letter, the Utah delegation members stated:
“Legislation ensures local participation and guarantees a balanced product. The delegation, local elected officials, and many local tribal organizations remain unified in our opposition to the unilateral use of the Antiquities Act in Utah. We look forward to working together.”