Utah House urges federal government to turn over state land

Posted on March 05, 2012 by Minerals Make Life

The Utah House of Representatives passed a package of bills Wednesday demanding the federal government turn over more than 30 million acres of land within the state’s borders—which would allow the state to set conditions for mining on the land. Supporters say that withholding the land from resource development has cost the state trillions of dollars in royalties and other economic opportunities.

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