House Republicans: No More 'Planning 2.0' for Public Lands
"The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to kill a federal rule that gives Americans more of a voice in large-scale planning for projects using public land, including 8.4 million acres in Colorado," reports Bruce Finley.
House Republicans, led by Rep. Scott Tipton of Colorado and Liz Cheney of Wyoming, started the process to nullify the Bureau of Land Management’s "Planning 2.0" rule, which took effect in December to positive reviews from environmentalists. The Planning 2.0 rule "governs all planning for future uses of 250 million acres of federal public land that is concentrated in the West," according to Finley. More information about Planning 2.0 is available on the Bureau of Land Management's website.
Melodie Edwards provides additional coverage of this week's action by the House of Representatives, focusing especially on the politics and advocacy surrounding public lands in the state of Wyoming.