House takes first steps to revoke BLM 2.0 rule

Some groups welcome move to block rule that gives public more say in BLM public lands decisions, while others say better route would be to work with interior secretary.

The House passed a joint resolution of disapproval under Congressional Review Act (CRA) authority to roll back the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) “Planning 2.0” rule, a new rule created to give the public more say in management plans for 245 million acres of BLM public lands. The resolution (H.J. Res. 44), passed by an overwhelming margin, is the first step toward revoking the Obama Administration regulation that went into effect last month.

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