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Utah gov. OKs eminent domain use on federal land

March 31, 2010
Brock Vergakis (AP)
3/29/2010

Fed up with federal ownership of more than half the land in Utah, Republican Gov. Gary Herbert on Saturday authorized the use of eminent domain to take some of the U.S. government’s most valuable parcels.

Herbert signed a pair of bills into law that supporters hope will trigger a flood of similar legislation throughout the West, where lawmakers contend that federal ownership restricts economic development in an energy-rich part of the country.

Governments use eminent domain to take private property for public use.

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  1. March 31, 2010 2:01 pm

    I love this, hopes California is watching!

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