This Subcommittee can do more to thwart Obama's environmental agenda in the short run than any other entity in Congress. By controlling appropriations they can direct or restrict BLM or any other agency under their jurisdiction.
As an example they could insert language in the appropriations bill such as:
None of these monies shall be spent to inventory or designate Wild Lands as defined in Secretarial Order 3310Language of that type would halt the program in its tracks.
Now let's see if the Republicans really want to overturn this snub at Congressional authority and attack on multiple use of federal lands.
Do they really want to remove the green shackles on the West or not?
Otherwise, their press releases and oversight hearings will just be political theater.
THE WESTERNER will be watching