San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman (R-UT) and his supporters will ride their ATVs through Recapture Canyon, an area of southeast Utah that contains one of the highest densities of archaeological sites in the country.
The interests of rank-and-file members of prominent U.S. sportsmen’s groups are being steadily undercut by the increasing influence over those organizations by the oil and gas industry as it seeks to push development into protected wildlife habitat and privatize public lands.
Want daily updates on important issues? Subscribe to
In a surprising move for a party that is struggling to restore its appeal to moderate voters, the RNC endorsed a fringe, right-wing campaign by some local officials to seize federal lands, turn them over to Western states, and further expand mining and drilling.