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OPINION

Morning Consult
By Nancy Pfund October 17, 2019
October 30, 2019

Since assum­ing office, the Trump admin­is­tra­tion has pur­sued sev­er­al poli­cies that under­mine pro­tec­tions for pub­lic lands in Utah and through­out the coun­try.  Recent­ly, the Trump admin­is­tra­tion rolled back rules reg­u­lat­ing methane emis­sions on pub­lic lands, despite strong pleas from lead­ing oil and gas pro­duc­ers that the rules made sense. Now a new report by the non­par­ti­san orga­ni­za­tion Tax­pay­ers for Com­mon Sense high­lights anoth­er way that Uta­hans are being impact­ed by out­dat­ed fis­cal poli­cies.

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