Enviros, hunters, anglers push back against proposed nullification of new USBLM land-use rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A coalition of sportsmen and conservation groups is standing up for the Bureau of Land Management's new land-use planning policies after the U.S. House invoked a rarely used rule to roll back the initiative. The Senate is expected to vote on eliminating the rules as early as next week.

Chamois Andersen, executive director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, said the rules ensure public input from the get-go on the multiple uses of public lands and benefits oil, gas, timber and outdoor recreation industries alike.

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