Wyoming takes ag-gag laws one step further
September 13, 2015
A new Wyoming law could have a chilling effect on what may be recorded or written down in certain parts of the state
In recent years, ag-gag laws — prohibitions against photographing activity on farms without owners’ consent — have proliferated around the country. At least 20 states have considered similar measures. Now Wyoming lawmakers have passed a law that takes the concept to an entirely new level, extending that ban to “open land.” As Adam May reports in an excerpt from America Tonight, critics say the law will allow environmental crimes to go unpunished while creating legal repercussions for many people documenting environmental pollution.