BLM Land Use Planning 2.0

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Why it Matters

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages over 260 million acres of land and 700 million acres of subsurface mineral rights. This rule was crafted to bring more stakeholders into the land management process, and to better account for ecological systems and the multiple uses and pressures on public lands.

Current Status

The rule has been repealed.

History

On December 12, 2016 BLM published its Planning 2.0 Rule, which updated land use planning procedures.

Trump Era

On February 7, 2017 the House of Representatives passed a resolution to repeal the rule under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).

On March 7, 2017 the Senate passed a resolution to repeal the rule under the CRA.

On March 28, 2017 President Trump signed the resolution disapproving the rule. Under the CRA, BLM may not promulgate a rule that is “substantially the same.”

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