We Have Been Identifying A Trend From Our Litigation Archives…
“In 2012, Governor Gary Herbert formally challenged the feds over the right to control 31.2 million acres of Utah land when he signed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act.” One of the provisions of the act demands that the federal government turn over the lands by December 31, 2014.
[…]The lands in question account for more than 64 percent of Utah’s total acreage.”
GOVERNOR OF UTAH TO SEIZE LANDS FROM FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
By Jake Morphonios, ETNR
January 29, 2016
Currently the federal government lays claim to 64.5% of the lands in the state of Utah, much to the ire of both the people of Utah and their representatives. But all that is about to change.
After three years of the federal government refusing to discuss the matter with the state government, Governor Gary Herbert is moving forward with plans to seize the 31.2 million acres of Utah land from the federal government and restore control of the lands to the people of Utah. The action is unprecedented.
In 2012, the Utah legislature passed the “Transfer of Public Lands Act”. This law demanded that the federal government relinquish its…
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