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house Bill H. Joint Res. 44

Does a BLM Land Use Planning Regulation Need to be Repealed?

Argument in favor

The BLM’s “Planning 2.0” rule is a federal power grab that undermines the ability of state and local governments to manage resources and land use within their districts. It should be repealed to ensure that state and local governments can work with the public to develop land use plans that suit their needs, rather than those of D.C. bureaucrats.

Tafinzer's Opinion
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03/05/2017
Please repeal this federal power grab of our public lands. They have no constitutional authority. The BLM is a beast that is out of control and needs to be rained in. Our public lands are just that... public. State regulations should have authority that supersedes the federal government in these matters.
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Jake's Opinion
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02/07/2017
The states should have authority over the land inside their districts. Not the federal government.
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Loraki's Opinion
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02/07/2017
I VOTE YEA! “Planning 2.0 represents a federal power grab that ignores expert knowledge and undermines the ability of state and local governments to effectively manage resources and land use inside their own districts. Planning 2.0 dilutes the authority of governors, state regulators, local governments and the public to engage in collaborative land use management planning across huge swaths of the American West.” https://cheney.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-cheney-leads-effort-repeal-blm-planning-20 Cosponsors: Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3]* Rep. Pearce, Stevan [R-NM-2]* Rep. Amodei, Mark E. [R-NV-2]* Rep. Gosar, Paul A. [R-AZ-4]* Rep. Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]* Rep. Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-At Large]* Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]* Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]* Rep. Bishop, Rob [R-UT-1]* Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]* Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] Rep. Love, Mia B. [R-UT-4] Rep. Newhouse, Dan [R-WA-4] Rep. Biggs, Andy [R-AZ-5] Rep. Chaffetz, Jason [R-UT-3] Rep. Labrador, Raul R. [R-ID-1] https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-joint-resolution/44/cosponsors?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hjres44%22%5D%7D&r=1
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Argument opposed

The BLM’s “Planning 2.0” rule has opened up the land use planning process to the public to a degree that hadn’t existed before, giving people who love public lands an opportunity to have their voice heard in a more meaningful way. The regulation will help the BLM large-scale issues like combating wildfire and conserving wildlife habitat.

Elgincon's Opinion
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02/08/2017
Funny. My "representative" has voted the opposite of my view in EVERY SINGLE VOTE since he took office. Looks like someone has some explaining to do. Stop voting like a Washington elite politician and vote as we the people desire. Represent us or start packing up your office!
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Nancy's Opinion
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02/07/2017
I want our public lands managed in a sustainable way and not exploited for short term profits.
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Liz's Opinion
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02/07/2017
This country is so much more than just its citizens and its government. This country is amazing in part due to its preserved natural spaces and that greatness needs to be retained, sustained and enhanced, not torn apart in the name of corporate greed.
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joint resolution Progress


  • EnactedMarch 27th, 2017
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed March 7th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 51 Yea / 48 Nay
  • The house Passed February 7th, 2017
    Roll Call Vote 234 Yea / 186 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Natural Resources
    IntroducedJanuary 30th, 2017

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    Too many federal regulations. BLM is out of control!
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    Public lands belong in public hands
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    Why would anyone support a law that restricts our citizen's say and use for public lands. I am afraid the direction of this congress is to diminish protection of citizens in favor of making it easy for corporations to operate freely. The clean stream act, dismantling the EPA etc. The American people are being abused by the new oligarchy that launders money for the Russians ( so it is appearing and may be proved). We now have a congress more concerned about a partisan war than working for the good of the American people and thus gridlocked government. Something is really wrong with our government. Todd Young you are a traitor to protect American democracy in favor of sticking your head up Trump's butt and blindly dismantling institutions designed to protect Americans from corporate abuse.
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    Not that my Utah representatives will even care. Please note. I am NOT a paid protester!!!!!
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    Please protect public lands
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    Let the states do what they want to do with their land, and not what the federal government wants them to do with it
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    Public lands belong to the public, and as such we should have a say in how they are managed. As someone who enjoys hiking, camping, skiing and other outdoor activities I believe our public lands should be available to all and not sold off to private companies for profit.
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    Local people are more in touch with the needs of their community than the bureocrats in DC who usually have their own agendas.
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    The land belongs to all the American people, not just those in the particular state it happens to be in. Federal protections are necessary to ensure that it is managed properly.
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    Stand up for America the beautiful! End the rape of our beautiful country by Big Oil. Invest in clean renewable energy.
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    89% of colorado voters suppport protecting public lands. your job is to follow the will of the people. Your job is to keep BLM protections in place.
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    If the land is not protected it will be drilled, grazed and have 4x4's destroy it. Please help us keep our land protected for us to enjoy.
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    My big government know-it-all REPS will continue to vote opposite to my wish of freedom and common sense. This is only a start to draining the swamp. The Federal Government has no business managing land. The BLM should be completely eliminated. This is a state rights issue. I do not want academic bureaucrats making any kind of rules or decisions about anything that affects the lives of people in areas of the country they do live in and have no first hand knowledge of.
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    You are a sheep if you think federal land is "our" land. The BLM is acting illegally (read: unconstitutional power) and state and local governments should always have the final say here, putting the power as close to you, the citizen, as possible. That's why the Bureau of Land Management is not your friend but your local government is! Please read descriptions before going "ew it's a republican" or "it's dick cheneys daughter, of course I don't like it." Washington DC will not take care of your backyard the same way your city or state government will. That's why we have levels of government! This is so important; anyone who picked nay, please educate yourselves.
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    Utah is what it is because of it's beautiful land.
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    Our parks are more important than anyone's pocketbook.
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    Quite frankly, I don't trust my state and local government to manage land resources responsibly.
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    States have plenty of "rights" re: their lands - and too many wrongs. I love my state and it's national treasures; and don't want our greedy, money-grabbing, short-term "entrepreneurs" telling us what to do on their behalf. Uphold our National treasures
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    Keep these lands protected, not exploited.
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    The enviroment wont protect itself. Ecosystems are connected beyond state lines - a state solution will most likely NOT work in favor of the enviroment.
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