"Wyoming Looks To Extract High Price From Feds For Teton Land"

"The National Park Service will get another chance to buy a 640-acre parcel of state-owned land inside the border of Grand Teton National Park after the Wyoming State Board of Land Commissioners voted Thursday to delay a proposed auction.

But state officials made clear that they want to extract a high price from the federal government, including a possible land swap that would give the state more rights to develop oil and gas.

Megan Degenfelder, the state’s superintendent of public instruction and one of five board members who voted to table an auction until the fall of 2024, said the land in Teton County “is of incredible value and really the crown jewel of Wyoming.”"

Rob Hotakainen reports for E&E News December 8, 2023.

Source: E&E News, 12/11/2023