Is The Public Being Cut Out of Public-Land Decisions?

From: WyoFile

“Congresswoman Liz Cheney and U.S. Sen. John Barrasso are contributing to an agenda that marginalizes or ignores citizen input on and participation in public land, wildlife and environmental issues, a chorus of critics says. Cheney’s recently introduced bill that would charge people who challenge oil and gas leases is the latest example of the trend, conservationists say. A federal watchdog group this week said Barrasso’s efforts to change key elements of the Endangered Species Act fit the pattern by cloaking some deliberations, limiting comment periods and reducing opportunities to challenge decisions in court.”

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