An update from Keep it Public, Wyoming!

It’s been a busy end of the summer for the Keep it Public, Wyoming coalition. Events in Laramie and Jackson together brought out some 600 people—a testament to how important public lands are to our quality of life and economy in Wyoming. These events and another upcoming one in Sheridan on September 30 are working.

We are not likely to see legislative attempts at the wholesale transfer of our public lands anytime soon. Thanks to engaged citizens like you, these lawmakers have gotten the message loud and clear.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other equally bad ideas. One, the Federal Lands Freedom Act H.R. 3565, co-sponsored by our own Rep. Liz Cheney, would turn over decisions about oil and gas leasing and permitting on BLM and national forest lands to the states. Bills like this one would be disastrous for recreation, wildlife, and balanced multiple uses of our public lands. The states could override the current multiple use mandate on our public lands in favor of drilling and other industrial uses.


Help us fight H.R. 3565 and contact Cheney today. Let her know you, too, as a Wyoming resident and public lands user, oppose this bill and any effort to turn over public land ownership or management to states.

Contact for Rep. Liz Cheney

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