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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Proposed legislation circumvents WPLI efforts in Wyoming

WASHINTON, DC – On Dec. 20, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) introduced a piece of legislation that would amend the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, expanding the definition of authorized recreational uses in Wilderness Study Areas in Teton County, effectively circumventing some recommendations made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group.

 

December 28, 2017



WASHINTON, DC – On Dec. 20, Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) introduced a piece of legislation that would amend the Wyoming Wilderness Act of 1984, expanding the definition of authorized recreational uses in Wilderness Study Areas in Teton County, effectively circumventing some recommendations made by the county’s Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) working group.

Cheney’s proposed amendment, House Resolution 4697, states in part, “all recreational uses occurring within such Wilderness Study Areas on the date before the day of the enactment of this Act, including horseback riding...



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