THE WESTERNER sez:
The sad part is FLPMA became law with the support of Western Senators and Rep's, and the American National Cattlemen's Association and the Public Lands Council. It created quite a storm in NM, and NM withdrew from the PLC. This all led to led Rep. Harold Runnels and Senator Domenici introducing legislation which eventually became Sec. 8 of PRIA. That's the language calling for consultation, cooperation and coordination with respect to allotment management plans. The original version of the Domenici-Runnels bill was written in my office in Las Cruces and required the concurrence of the permittee. That got watered down in the legislative process to the "3 C's". Federal lands ranching has never been the same since the passage of FLPMA, as was the intent of those at Interior who spent years pushing this bill.