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Utah County Declares BLM's Authority 'Is Not Recognized' There

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In prefacing its case, the commission concluded "that Carbon County does not recognize any attempt by a federal official to try to enforce state or local criminal or civil laws on any lands in Carbon County, including any BLM or Forest Service lands."

The resolution also demanded that any federal agent intending to take a law enforcement action "shall first declare his presence and intended action to the Sheriff of Carbon County."

The move follows the standoff in Nevada earlier this year between the BLM and a militia supporting rancher Cliven Bundy. The resolution, however, did not mention Bundy or the standoff.

Read the resolution:

Carbon County BLM Resolution

(h/t Salt Lake Tribune)