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Congressman Liz Cheney

Representing Wyoming

Cheney Planning 2.0 Disapproval Resolution Passes U.S. Senate

March 7, 2017
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

Tuesday March 7, 2017


Washington, D.C.- Congressman Liz Cheney (WY-AL) released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed the disapproval resolution to overturn the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Resource Management Rule, which is commonly called “Planning 2.0”.


“I am very pleased the Senate voted today to overturn BLM Planning 2.0.  Planning 2.0 was a misguided and damaging attempt by the Obama administration to undermine the rights of state and local governments to manage resources and land use inside their own communities.” Congressman Cheney said, "I was honored to introduce the bill repealing 2.0 in the House, and welcome its passage today in the Senate.”  




The Bill reads:  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Bureau of Land Management of the Department of the Interior relating to ‘‘Resource Management Planning’’ (published at 81 Fed. Reg. 89580 (December 12, 2016), and such rule shall have no force or effect.


The nullification of Planning 2.0 has been supported by a wide range of western organizations, including: the Wyoming Association of Conservation Districts, Wyoming County Commissioners Association, Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation, Wyoming Stock Growers Association, the Wyoming Wool Growers Association, Petroleum Association of Wyoming, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, the Alaska Farm Bureau, Inc., Alaska Municipal League, American Exploration & Mining Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, American's for Prosperity, American Sheep Industry Association, Arizona Association of Counties, Arizona County Supervisors Association, Arizona Farm Bureau Federation, Association of Oregon Counties, Attorney General of Colorado, California Farm Bureau Federation, Colorado Farm Bureau, Duchesne County Commission, Eureka County, Nevada, Forty mile Mining District, Idaho Farm Bureau Federation, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Montana Association of Counties, Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association, Montana Farm Bureau Federation, Montana Petroleum Association, National Association of Conservation Districts, National Association of Counties, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Mining Association, Nevada Association of Conservation Districts, Nevada Association of Counties, Nevada Farm Bureau Federation, New Mexico Farm And Livestock Bureau, Oregon Association of Conservation Districts, Oregon Farm Bureau, Public Lands Council, Rural County Representatives of California, Utah Association of Conservation Districts, Utah Association of Counties, Utah Farm Bureau Federation, Washington Farm Bureau, Western Energy Alliance,  Western Interstate Region of NACO, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, the Yavapai Cattle Growers’ Association, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.



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