NCBA Hails Senate Passage of BLM Planning Rule Repeal

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

NCBA Senate Passage
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council celebrated Senate passage of a bill to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 rule this week.

The Senate passed the bill this week, that was earlier passed by the House of Representatives, sending the bill to President Donald Trump’s desk for signature. NCBA and PLC have long expressed concerns about BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule, which would represent a wholesale shift in management focus at BLM by prioritizing “social and environmental change” over ensuring multiple use of public lands, and by eliminating stakeholder and local input into the planning process. The Obama Administration finalized the BLM Planning 2.0 Rule in December. Under the Congressional Review Act, the U.S. House and Senate have up to 60 legislative days after a new rule becomes final to approve a joint resolution of disapproval, which will fully repeal the final rule if and when the resolution becomes law.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.