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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes.

A unanimous court concluded that private landowners may challenge a federal agency's conclusion that a given piece of land is subject to regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA) once such a "jurisdictional determination" has been made. With this ruling, the court handed private landowners a small but significant victory.

   

 

 Under the CWA, it is illegal to "discharge" a "pollutant"

into the "waters of the United States" without a federal permit.

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Become More Informed About the Transfer of Public Lands

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DIVIDED LANDS

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BYU Law Review: Transfer of Public Lands Act

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A legal review by Brigham Young University of Utah's HB 148: The Transfer of Public Lands Act

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Summary of Utah Economic Analysis Report

Summary of the Utah Economic Analysis on Public Lands released December 2014.

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Complete Utah Economic Analysis, Dec. 2014

Complete report by Utah State University, University of Utah, and Weber State University proving that Utah CAN afford to manage it's own public lands.

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Complete Public Land Management Report Tables - Intertech Research

Research conducted by Intertech Research for the Nevada Public Lands Task Force.

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Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: New Mexico

Research tables providing statistics on New Mexico's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.

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Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: Nevada

Research tables providing statistics on Nevada's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.

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Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: Utah

Research tables providing statistics on Utah's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.

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Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: Arizona

Research tables providing statistics on Arizona's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.

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Intertech Public Land Management Report Tables: Idaho

Research tables providing statistics on Idaho's Public Lands revenue by Intertech Research.

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Nevada Public Lands Task Force Report

Final report from the Nevada Public Lands Task Force.

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Speech on Public Land Policies – UT Gov. George H. Dern, 1929

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Former UT Governor Dern's Speech in reaction to the federal government offering only surface rights to western states

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Speech on School Land Titles in Public Lands States – UT Gov. George H. Dern, 1926

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Former UT Governor Dern comments on the harm done to schools through federal lands policy

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1828 US House Public Lands Committee Report

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Excerpts from 1828 Public Lands Committee on the issue of public lands

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1833 US House Public Lands Committee Report

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Excerpt from 1833 Committee hearing discussing granting land to Ohio and other states

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1827 Application of Arkansas for Public Lands

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Arkansas's efforts to obtain public lands in order to support schools

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1828 Application of Florida for Public Lands

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Florida's application to obtain more of its public lands

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1829 Application of Illinois for Public Lands

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Application of Illinois to obtain more public lands

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1829 Application of Indiana to Claim Public Lands

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Indiana's application to claim all public lands within its borders

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1829 Application of Louisiana for Public Lands

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Louisiana's application for all public lands within its borders

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1829 Application of Missouri for Public Lands

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Application of Missouri for disposal of all public lands within its borders

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1828 Graduating price of Florida Public Lands

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Efforts in Florida to expedite the disposal of public lands

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1854 Graduation Act – Summary

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Summary of the 1854 Graduation Act

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