Planning 2.0

In latest skirmish of western land wars, Congress supports mining and ranching

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Adam M. Sowards, University of Idaho

Republicans in Congress are enthusiastically using the Congressional Review Act to overturn regulations finalized during the last weeks of the Obama administration. One measure on their list is the Bureau of Land Management’s new Planning 2.0 rule, which is designed to improve BLM’s process for making decisions about ranching, energy development and other uses of public lands. The House has already voted to repeal the rule, and the Senate is likely to follow. Read the rest of this entry »