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Conservation and ecosystem restoration will now get the same consideration as oil drilling, logging and grazing from America's largest land manager, according to a final rule published Thursday. The Bureau of Land Management's final Public Lands Rule, first proposed last year, confronts the agency's long legacy of prioritizing extraction on federal lands that every American shares an equal stake in.



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More: "As stewards of America's public lands, the Interior Department takes seriously our role in helping bolster landscape resilience in the face of worsening climate impacts," Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said in a statement. "Today's final rule helps restore balance to our public lands as we continue using the best-available science to restore habitats, guide strategic and responsible development, and sustain our public lands for generations to come."

The rule directs BLM - the nation's largest land manager - to "protect intact landscapes, restore degraded habitat, and make wise management decisions based on science and data." The agency will also be tasked with incorporating land health assessments into its decisions about how lands are used.

#1 | Posted by qcp at 2024-04-18 01:55 PM | Reply

Oooo, this isn't going to make the local CONnies happy.

#2 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2024-04-19 11:20 AM | Reply


#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2024-04-21 12:03 PM | Reply

What government does when it's not run by oil puppets.

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2024-04-21 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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