Index to Public Lands News of May 18, 2018
Index to the current issue:
In the attached issue. . .
* HOUSE PANEL MAINTAINS FY 2019 SPENDING. Approves approps bill with about same money as last year. Usual sage-grouse, wolf riders included.
* GOP MAY APPLY CRA TO OLD RULES, ALSO. Conventional wisdom says reg reversal law applies to new rules. New wrinkle suggests otherwise.
* UDALL FRETS ABOUT FY 2018 RESCISSIONS. Suggests Zinke is sitting on huge spending increase in anticipation Congress will rescind hikes.
* FEDS MAY COME UP SHORT ON FIRE MONEY. Despite wildfire ‘fix,’ FS says it may have to borrow from line spending this year because of Outlook.
* BIG SOUTHERN UTAH LAND BILL SUPPORTED. Would protect more than 1 million acres in Emery County. Key Dem backs, but enviros say falls short.
* BLM LAW ENFORCEMENT MAY BE HEADED WEST. Steed tells Senate panel at hearing critical of BLM and FS police. Lee favors local delegation.
* ZINKE WILL CONSULT ON REORGANIZATION. He repeats his promise to the House to the Senate. Dems skeptical about the efficacy of Zinke plan.
* GOP WANTS BIG WITHDRAWALS REVOKED. House Western Caucus chimes in and focuses on Grand Canyon, Boundary Waters and Oregon withdrawals.
* HOUSE ALSO GETS MINE LAW REFORM BILL. But GOP has upper hand in preventing action on. Grijalva bill would set 12.5% new royalty, 8% existing.
* HOUSE APPROPRIATORS ADDRESS SAGE-GROUSE TWICE. Would forbid listing in DoD and Interior bills. However, big action is in revising 98 plans.
* IBLA DECISIONS.
* CONFERENCE CALENDAR.