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Key Vote: BLM Planning 2.0 CRA
Vote h83-2017

Description

This week the House of Representatives is set to vote on H.J. Res. 44, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s “Planning 2.0” rule. This regulation would redefine the “multiple use” concept for federal lands laid out in the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). It would also diminish state and local officials’ roles in managing lands within their communities by consolidating more power in the federal government. We urge Representatives to vote YES to overturn this unnecessary Obama-era regulation.

The FLPMA mandates that federal lands be managed for “multiple use and sustained yield.” The law also provides that “the public lands be managed in a manner which recognizes the Nation’s need for domestic sources of minerals, food, timber, and fiber from the public lands.”

The BLM "Planning 2.0" rule redefines this “multiple use” concept, which could impede the responsible development of America’s oil, gas, and coal resources on federal lands. This would deny the American people the economic benefits of developing these resources, such as jobs, higher wages, and more state and local revenue. The Institute for Energy Research has evaluated the economic benefits of opening federal lands for energy production in this study.

This regulation also diminishes the role of regional, state, and local officials by weakening local authority over resource- and land-use decisions and centralizing more power in the hands of Washington bureaucrats.

Representatives should oppose this bureaucratic overreach and vote YES on the CRA resolution repealing the BLM "Planning 2.0" rule.


AEA Position: Yes
Vote result on 2017-02-07

Passed

234 to 186

  • VOTED YES
  • VOTED NO
  • DID NOT VOTE

Key Vote: BLM Planning 2.0 CRA

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