Agri-Pulse Daybreak For March 28, 2017


Agri-Pulse Daybreak for March 28, 2017

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2017 – The Obama administration’s attempt to overhaul the BLM’s land-use planning process is now history. President Trump yesterday signed a congressional resolution striking down the BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule, which sought to broaden input into the agency’s land-use decisions. Trump described the rule as a “federal power grab.”Ranchers joined energy interests to argue that the rule would weaken the influence of regional and local officials.Western lawmakers pushed hard for the bill, which cleared the House easily but only passed the Senate with a three-vote margin. Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski said that the bill, …

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