Public Lands Package Passes House (Cynthia M Lummis)
“The importance of grazing access to livestock producers, and thus to the economy of Wyoming cannot be overstated.”
U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis joined a majority of her colleagues, 220-194, to pass the Public Access and Lands Improvement Act. As part of the package, Rep. Lummis’ amendment to the grazing provisions passed by voice vote. The measure also included Rep. Lummis’ River Paddling Protection Act.
Rep. Lummis offered an amendment to the Grazing Improvement Act at the request of the Wyoming Public Lands Council and local producers. The amendment allows federal land agencies to consolidate environmental reviews for greater efficiency, clarifies the current grazing definition, and ensures a timely response for temporary trailing and crossing applications. It also conforms the bill to the Senate changes of the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act.