Call to Action: BLM Planning 2.0 Vote Anticipated in Senate Early Next Week
March 3, 2017

On Feb. 7, the House of Representatives passed a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act that would repeal the Bureau of Land Management's Planning 2.0 Rule. The rule has been a concern for the Public Lands Council and the American Sheep Industry Association as it 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 Senate plans to vote on this resolution early next week, most likely on Monday or Tuesday. PLC and ASI encourage you to contact your senators and urge them to vote 'yes' on H.J. Res 44.

It is very important at this stage that senators from the mid-western, southern and eastern states hear from the livestock associations in their states about this issue. Planning processes affect every aspect of the way BLM makes decisions on the ground that ultimately have an impact on livestock producers and the industry as a whole.

Questions can be directed to Chase Adams at chase@sheepusa.org or 303-771-3500, ext. 111.