Values and priorities imposed by Washington are disenfranchising rural economies and communities. Nowhere is this more true than in Western States where large amounts of public lands are managed with top down Washington policy prescriptions funded by federal dollars. Shifting control of some of these lands to Western States will require charting a course whereby states can responsibly manage these lands and insure benefits to their citizens including the responsible stewardship of natural resources and bringing policy decision closer to home.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Rob Bishop (R-UT)
Chairman, House Natural Resources, Public Lands and Environmental Regulation Subcommittee
Director, Sutherland Coalition for Self-Government in the West,
The Sutherland Insitute
Senior Advisor for Strategic Outreach