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Public requests more time, meetings for grazing regulations revisions

37 groups want more commenting time on rule changes

February 18, 2020

Thirty-seven conservation groups, including Guardians, sent the Bureau of Land Management a letter requesting additional time to comment on the agency’s proposed grazing regulation revisions.

The BLM manages livestock on 155 million acres of public land in 11 states, meaning any regulatory changes will have significant affects across the West. But the BLM is offering a very short public comment period on the regulations and only four public meetings in remote locations.

“This is another example of this administration’s efforts to limit review and participation in decisions that affect public lands, including habitat for threatened and endangered species, recreation areas, Native American cultural sites, and wilderness,” said Guardians’ Judi Brawer.

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