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December 24, 2012
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Proponents hope lands bill passes next year

Developers of a federal lands bill designed to protect Carson Valley agriculture are hoping to see the legislation passed early in the 113th U.S. Congress, which convenes Jan. 3.

Dominique Etchegoyhen, co-principal of Legacy Land and Water, said the last time congress passed a lands bill was in May 2009.

"There are a lot of public lands bills waiting to be introduced, and they usually go forward together," he said. "Our bill can go through individually, it will have its own hearing and committee, but it may be voted on all together. We don't know yet, and we want to …

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