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Coalition: Revision of state data collection laws not enough 


March 10, 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) — A coalition of environmental groups says the Wyoming Legislature didn’t go far enough in amending trespass laws the state enacted last year seeking to make it a crime to collect data.

The Wyoming Legislature in the session that ended last week amended civil and criminal statutes to specify the data-trespass laws only apply to private lands. The original laws targeted collecting data on “open lands.” Gov. Matt Mead hasn’t acted on the changes yet.

A coalition of environmental, animal rights and other groups filed suit challenging the original Wyoming laws last year....

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