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January 24, 2011 2:20 PM

Idaho worries about new rules about wilderness use

Barack Obama’s Department of the Interior wants to make sure that public lands that could one day be protected as wilderness remain just as pristine as they are today. But the “Wild Lands” order that requires the Bureau of Land Management to identify and protect parts of the 245 million acres it manages in the West has rankled Western Republicans.

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