USAC Argues Against the Utah Public Waters Access Act

March 26, 2012 By: Benjamin Clary

On Friday March 9th, a Utah state court judge heard arguments in a case filed by the Utah Stream Access Coalition questioning the constitutionality of the Utah Public Waters Access Act.  Not only does the bill unconstitutionally defy a previous Utah Supreme Court decision but it limits access guaranteed to Utah citizens in the state’s constitution, according to the Coalition.

Judge Derek Pullan, who presided over the case, was very well prepared as were the attorneys arguing against the act, said Kris Olsen of USAC.  Regardless of Judge Pullan’s decision, both sides have acknowledged that the opinion will be appealed.