Friday, February 10, 2017

House Passes Resolution to Halt BLM Planning Rule

Here in Eddy County there is a good relationship with federal land management, but our local office has to follow national guidelines. House Passes Resolution to Halt BLM Planning Rule AFBF Press Release The House on Tuesday approved a Farm Bureau-supported resolution (H.J. Res. 44) to stop an Obama administration rule that would weaken the influence of local and regional officials on Bureau of Land Management decisions. Dubbed “Planning 2.0,” the rule incorporates numerous Obama-era presidential and secretarial orders along with internal agency guidance and policy documents. According to the groups, under the pretext of “climate change” and “landscape-scale” management, the rule will lock local and state officials out of BLM’s decision-making process, ultimately allowing “implementation of unilateral management schemes, mitigation, adaptive management and other internal agency pronouncements.”

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