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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Cheney bill would release WSA designations in 3 counties including Big Horn


November 22, 2018

WORLAND – A bill introduced in September by Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) would remove wilderness designations from Lincoln, Sweetwater and Big Horn counties, and effectively restrict the designation of further lands in Wyoming with wilderness characteristics without federal approval. Entitled “Restoring Local Input and Access to Public Lands Act,” House Resolution 6939 was moved forward last week in a vote of 19-11 House Committee on Natural Resources.

After the vote, Cheney issued a statement. “Today’s [Friday, Nov. 16] passage of the Restoring Local Input and Access to Publ...

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