It was just 4 1/2 years ago that Utah Representative Ken Ivory passed HB148 The Transfer of Public Lands Act with overwhelming support in the Utah Legislature. What was then laughed at by opponents has found its way all the way to the top political debates in the nation...the race for the United States President.
As was reported in The Idaho Stateman both Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton have been persuaded to make public statements about their intentions concerning the public lands of the West as this issue has been brought to the attention of the public through The American Lands Council and other like-minded groups.
"Trump Jr., 38, said his father would 'keep public lands public and accessible,' when he spoke in Grand Junction, Colo., Sept. 22.
“'We can have grazing, we can have energy, we can have hunting and fishing on the same lands.,' he said to an audience of hunters, oil-patch workers, ranchers and their families. 'We can multipurpose these lands, and we can do it in a way that’s smart and preserves the land and everybody wins, and we can see some of that prosperity come back to this country.”"
We thank you for being a part of the American Lands Council and this great movement!