- White House says coal royalty hike would have modest effect Updated: Jun-23-16 5:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A sharp increase in royalties paid by companies extracting U.S.-owned coal would trigger only modest mining reductions, according to a White House report that refutes claims the Western coal industry would be decimated by proposed reforms.
- Lawmaker: Utah might not sue for federal lands until 2017 Updated: Jun-15-16 6:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah might not launch a $14 million lawsuit against the federal government for control of public lands, but if the state does sue, it might not happen until next year, a state lawmaker said Wednesday.
- Citing free speech, N Carolina cyberbullying law struck down Updated: Jun-10-16 3:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's cyberbullying law, designed to protect children from harassing online posts, violates free speech rights and is unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.
- Herbert, Hatch: Monument wrong method to protect Bears Ears Updated: Jun-03-16 11:53 am
SALT LAKE CITY - Gov. Gary Herbert and U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch say the Bears Ears Buttes in southeastern Utah and surrounding sacred sites need protections but a national monument would be the wrong approach.
- Orrin Hatch to tour parks, speak about monument proposal Updated: May-31-16 3:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch on Tuesday kicked off a weeklong tour of the five national parks in Utah that includes a stop at a site involved in a controversial proposal to name a new national monument.
- Idea for Burt's Bees land to become park becoming partisan Updated: May-28-16 10:38 am
PORTLAND, Maine - A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama.