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Sweeping Biden Rule Could Change The Game For Protecting Public Lands

Huffington Post


The Bureau of Land Management has largely prioritized leasing its lands for mining and drilling. A new rule would change that.

America’s largest land manager would become a far greater environmental steward under a sweeping rule proposed Thursday.

The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Public Lands Rule, which is open to public comment, would put conservation “on equal footing with other uses,” including energy development, timber harvest and grazing, the Interior Department announced.

The proposed change would mark a major shift for an agency critics say has long prioritized industry over conservation.


The proposed rule would direct BLM to “protect intact landscapes, restore degraded habitat, and make wise management decisions based on science and data.” In addition, BLM would have to incorporate land health assessments into its decisions on land use.

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