WPR News
9:20 am
Fri January 30, 2004

Ranchers Encouraged To Comment On Grazing Rules

Cheyenne, WY – The U-S Department of Interior urges Wyoming ranchers to comment on proposed federal grazing regulations announced last month. B-L-M Deputy Director Jim Hughes stresses the final rules will not disregard environmental concerns. Hughes says the agency has to protect the resource for future generations. He says it's important to keep ranchers and the ranching community viable, but they won't sacrifice the environment to do that. Comments will be taken on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement until March 8th.