*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *Thursday, July 14, 2016
*Lee Announces Senate Field Hearing in Utah on Public Lands Management*
WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Thursday that the Senate Energy
and Natural Resources Committee will be conducting a field hearing at San
Juan County High School in Blanding, Utah on July 27, at 3:00 p.m.
“When it comes to how the federal government wishes to dispose of its land
in Utah, Utahns deserve to be heard,” Lee said. “This field hearing will
provide Utahns a forum to share their views on a possible Bears Ears
monument designation with some of the federal bureaucrats that will be
making that decision. Ideally, the Department of Interior would hold off,
and allow a legislative compromise to move forward. Hopefully this hearing
will push them towards that course of action.”
The Committee will hear testimony from local residents including members of
the Navajo Nation. House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop
will also be there and representatives from the Interior Department and the
Forest Service have been invited to testify.
Sen. Lee will stay on for a town hall question and answer session
immediately following the hearing.