Local and State Perspectives on BLM's Draft Planning 2.0 Rule, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, May 12, 2016   [open pdf - 2MB]

This testimony compilation is from the May 12, 2016 hearing on "Local and State Perspectives" held before the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. From the statement of Caren Cowan: "The use of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in critical to the ranching communities of New Mexico as well as to NMCGA's members in numerous other states. Given the vast amounts of lands managed by the agency within the Western states, the ability for local governments to participate in federal activities on lands that make up a large majority of many counties is of critical importance. [...] Not only is local government participation in planning is a huge concern, but the redefining the term 'landscape' to cover vast amounts of land without the recognition of geopolitical boundaries is a not well-veiled attempt at federal control over counties and states." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Caren Cowan, Jim French, Corey Fisher, and Pete Obermueller.

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