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Yesterday the Senate in a 51-48 vote passed the Congressional Review Act resolution, H.J. Res. 44, which will repeal BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule.

It is now making its way to the President’s desk. I want to thank Senator Jeff Flake for his continued support and ensuring Arizona’s voices were heard on this matter. Below is a statement from Senator Flake on why BLM’s Planning 2.0 is harmful to Arizona.

Flake Statement on Vote to Repeal Harmful BLM “Planning 2.0” Rule
(Prevents federal bureaucrats from centralizing land use planning in Washing, D.C.)

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, today issued the following statement after voting to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s controversial “Planning 2.0” rule. The rule, which was finalized by the Obama administration late last year, would have marginalized local land users and stakeholders by centralizing the planning and decision-making process with federal bureaucrats in Washington, D.C.

“Any cattleman, miner, or county supervisor in Arizona will tell you that the centralized planning process proposed under BLM’s ‘Planning 2.0’ rule would have been disastrous for land management out West. Secretary Zinke has promised to empower local stakeholders by decentralizing the planning process, and today’s vote will allow him to start rebuilding trust with Arizona land users.”

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