Even in the West, Utah Politicians Stand Lonely on Demand for Privatization of Public Lands

On 24 January 2017, Chaffetz submitted H.R. 621 which would have transferred 3 million acres of federal lands to western states. Humiliatingly, the bill was pulled a week later because of outcry from conservationists, hunters, hikers and multitudinous others desiring public lands to remain public. 128 days later, Chaffetz resigned from the House.