Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bishop Lauds Proposal to Defund DOI Wild Lands Policy

As nationwide opposition to the U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Wild Lands policy continues to grow, Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) today praised the House Appropriations Committee for including a provision within the House Continuing Resolution (CR) that would cease all funding for Secretarial Order 3310, the DOI’s hasty new “Wild Lands” proposal which seeks to unilaterally designate what amounts to "de facto" wilderness areas on BLM lands. Bishop serves as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and remains a stalwart advocate in Congress for public land users and communities and has helped lead efforts to reverse the Wild Lands policy since it was announced. “Cutting funding for the Wild Lands policy is an important first step as we seek to stop this Administration from tightening its heavy-handed bureaucratic stranglehold on public land communities and users across this country. I thank Congressman Mike Simpson (R-ID) for taking the lead on this provision and I look forward to fighting the Wild Lands policy all the way to its ultimate extinction,” said Congressman Bishop...Press Release

The specific provision regarding funding of Secretarial Order No. 3310 can be found in section 1778 of the House CR.

Glad to see they took my advice.

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