So much for Harry Reid’s promise that the budget bill wouldn’t be used to carry anti-environment riders
Around Christmas, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the administration would be pursuing a BLM Wild Lands initiative, vague direction to BLM to inventory lands which exhibit wilderness characteristics for future Congressional Wilderness designation consideration.
It was a brief respite from Obama’s anti-environment Interior Department. Now that relief is being defunded, more anti-environment funding cuts carried by the budget bill:
Budget deal stops BLM Wild Lands inventory – Idaho Statesman
The budget deal prohibits the Obama administration from spending federal funds on its proposed Wild Lands initiative.
Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson authored the provision to stop the Bureau of Land Management from carrying out its inventory of public lands with wilderness characteristics.
Will the proposed budget cut funds to administer environmentally destructive subsidized uses of publics lands like welfare ranching ?