Federal land agency shoulders heavy criticism from all sides

Bureau of Land Management | December 07, 2016

Federal land agency shoulders heavy criticism from all sides
SALT LAKE CITY — The Bureau of Land Management in Utah is the 7-Eleven of controversy on public lands issues — criticized 24/7, no matter what kind of customer comes knocking. Specifically, they assert it diminishes the role and importance of state and local governments' participation in crafting resource management plans, allows landscape level plans that go beyond local BLM boundaries, and gives potential decision-making authority over local resources to Washington, D.C. "Decisions are best made closest to the ground," said Uintah County Commissioner Mike McKee. "The closer you can keep it to the ground, the better decisions there are. Frankly, I am hoping the rule will be overturned."

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