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CfA Calls on IRS and Utah Agencies to Investigate Anti-Public Lands Group for Tax Violations

CfA called on the IRS, the Utah Division of Consumer Protection, and the Utah State Auditor to investigate whether the anti-public lands group Foundation for Integrated Resource Management (FIRM) violated state and federal law by misusing taxpayer funds and by failing to accurately disclose its revenue on its annual tax returns. CfA’s requests for investigation detail how FIRM failed to initiate litigation, as required by its $400,000 state contracts, and underreported the amount of money it received. Research into FIRM’s finances was conducted by Montana-based Western Values Project for their Money Trails initiative, which documents the influence of anti-public lands groups throughout the West.