BLM Planning 2.0 is an initiative that aims to increase public involvement and incorporate the most current data and technology into public land use planning. Final revisions to the planning regulations has been released along with several supporting documents, including a response to public comments, an economic analysis, and a categorical exclusion. With this initiative, the BLM hopes to enhance the way it involves the public in its planning efforts, making it easier for people to participate earlier in the process and in a more meaningful way.
Proponents of BLM 2.0 feel the BLM’s new planning rule creates a more dynamic and durable planning process that is more responsive to change, making it more efficient to keep plans current. This saves the BLM time and saves taxpayers money
The House repealed BLM 2.0 a few weeks ago with H. J. res 44. Opponents of "Planning 2.0" argue that increasing public participation creates red tape and takes power away from local and state governments in favor of conservation groups. However, the final rule retains the special role of state, local and tribal cooperating agencies, as specifically required by the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act.
We feel it's important not to tie the hands of the newly appointed Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, before he even sits down at his desk. The CRA (Congressional Review Act)* is not the best way to deal with any concerns about Planning 2.0 - let our new secretary handle this.
If you want to have a voice in public land management and a planning process that is more collaborative and transparent; and strengthens opportunities for other Federal agencies, State and local governments, Indian tribes, and the public to be involved in the development of RMPs earlier and more frequently; please contact your Senators and ask them to maintain BLM Planning 2.0.
If you don't know your Senate office numbers, call (202)-224-3121 to be connected to your Senate offices (just tell them what state you're calling from). When you speak to your Senators, please tell them to protect BLM Planning 2.0 by asking them not to support H. J. Res. 44.
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