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AFP KEY Vote: YES on H.J. Res. 44

Feb 6, 2017 by AFP

Dear Representatives:

On behalf of more than 3.2 million Americans for Prosperity activists in all 50 states, we applaud your efforts in using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn burdensome regulations issued by the Obama administration. We are pleased to see a resolution disapproving of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM)’s so-called “Planning 2.0″ rule come up for floor consideration, and we encourage you to support it.

We urge Representatives to vote YES on H.J.Res. 44, Rep. Cheney’s resolution disapproving of the BLM’s Resource Management Planning Rule. Americans for Prosperity will include this in our congressional scorecard.

The process outlined by the Planning 2.0 rule is highly problematic — it limits public involvement in decision making, centralizes planning in Washington rather than in state and field offices, re-defines BLM’s interpretation of the ‘multiple use’ requirement, prioritizes conservation over sustained yield (i.e. mineral leasing), and could further lengthen an already long permitting process.

The Planning 2.0 rule should be overturned under the Congressional Review Act and then Congress should work with  the Trump administration in putting forth a process for effective land management that considers those who live closest to the land, encourages economic growth, development and recreation on public lands.

We urge Representatives to vote YES on H.J.Res. 44, Rep. Cheney’s resolution disapproving of the BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule. Americans for Prosperity will include this in our congressional scorecard.

Visit our scorecard online: afpscorecard.org

Sincerely,

Chrissy Harbin
Director of Federal Affairs and Strategic Initiatives
Americans for Prosperity