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Governor Cautious About Land Exchange

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters Wednesday that the state is not looking for alternate buyers for the land inside Grand Teton National Park until the state knows for sure the federal government will not be able to consummate the deal on the remaining parcels it agreed to buy.  Mead says the state is examining the potential of swapping federal land elsewhere rather than selling the land for cash – however, it is approaching the proposal with caution.  Mead says, “I’m not willing to short the State of Wyoming to make that happen.”  He says if they view a mineral exchange as a better option because they don’t have “cash on the barrelhead,” then the state would look at that.  However, he quickly adds, “We don’t want to get a ‘pig-in-a-poke’ – we’ve got to make sure that we’re getting equal value.  When we’re talking about minerals, there might be some risk associated with that.” Mead says while he is very interested in seeing that the park have that land, he is not willing to short the state to make that happen.  Mead told reporters that the next phase of the purchase is to take place in January and that state should know over the next six months whether the deal will proceed or not.

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