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Excerpt from thread:
Wild Lands 2.0’: Defeated Salazar Policy Resurrected in Back-Door BLM Move
PJ Media ^ | August 3, 2012 | Bridget Johnson
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2012 6:17:51 PM by jazusamo
Western lawmakers are crying foul over new Interior Department guidelines that resurrect the controversial Wild Lands policy that was killed by Congress in April 2011.
Bureau of Land Management manuals uncovered by Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) include language nearly identical to the draft proposal put forth by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in December 2010. The Wild Lands policy was intended to identify and manage wilderness areas while circumventing the normal and transparent congressional process.
Pulling manuals from the BLM site on July 31, the lawmakers compared the policies and found the new language to be even harsher than Wild Lands in the carte blanche authority granted to the agency.
In some circumstances conditions relating to wilderness characteristics may have changed over time, and an area that was once determined to lack wilderness characteristic many now possess them, states one section of the BLM text. Both manuals include a provision that gives BLM the authority to identify any roadless island of the public lands as possessing wilderness characteristics, even under 5,000 acres in defiance of the Wilderness Act.
Am also starting to tag threads with agenda21, so even if I don’t post them here, just hit the tag and the articles will pop right up there.