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Wyoming fed land transfer movement loses steam


April 18, 2017

CASPER (AP) — The election of President Donald Trump seems to have reduced for now the need for any legislative efforts in Wyoming to wrest public lands away from the federal government, state Senate President Eli Bebout said.

Bebout, a Republican from Riverton, said he doesn’t anticipate any major legislation aimed at securing state ownership next year.

The Trump administration gives lawmakers hope that the federal government will manage lands with local interests in mind, he told the Casper Star-Tribune.

Early in the 2017 state legislative session, Bebout killed a bill that would have...

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