House Passes Repeal of BLM Planning 2.0 Rule
WASHINGTON, D.C., February 7, 2017 | Committee Press Office (202-225-2761)
Today, the House passed H.J. Res. 44 (Rep. Liz Cheney, WY-at large), a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to overturn the BLM Planning 2.0 Rule. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) gave the following remarks during floor debate:
“Planning 2.0 dilutes local and state voices and centralizes power here in Washington DC. […] This puts special interest groups above local elected officials, which is not the way it was ever intended,” Chairman Bishop said. “Counties all across the West expect their BLM officials to be responsive to their needs and manage their land with the best interest of the community in mind. Their livelihoods depend on it.”
“I am proud to work alongside my colleagues in the House and Senate to ensure the voices of countless organizations, local elected leaders and citizens from across the west were heard during this process. I look forward to continuing to work hand-in-hand with congressional leaders and the Trump Administration as we repeal regulations that stand in the way of economic growth and job creation. We know that citizens in our local communities and our elected officials are the best stewards of our land and resources. Repeal of BLM 2.0 will help restore authority where it belongs—to our states and communities," Rep. Cheney said.
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