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Old 02-19-2017, 01:30 AM
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Default Re: Selling Jellystone: Liquidating Public Lands, These Guys Are Serious

Press Release: Chaffetz Withdraws Bill Ordering Sale of Public Lands

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BOZEMAN, Mont. – Thursday morning, Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz withdrew H.R. 621, a bill ordering the Interior Secretary to dispose or sell more than 3.3 million acres of public land.

“The folks who try to transfer our public lands were once again overruled by those of us who hunt, fish, and float. Outdoorsmen and women across the West spoke up and got Rep. Chaffetz to withdraw his very misguided bill. This is what happens when we all band together and make our voices heard. We won’t stop until every member of Congress commits to keeping our public lands in public hands,” Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) stated Thursday.

Chaffetz had reintroduced the bill on January 24, stating, “The long overdue disposal of excess federal lands will free up resources for the federal government while providing much-needed opportunities for economic development in struggling rural communities.”

The reintroduction of the bill ignited subsequent rallies in many Western states. The 10 states to be affected by the bill were Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.
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