A rarely used but potent anti-regulatory tool could be used to undo land use restrictions the Obama administration imposed on more than 72 million acres of western lands, according to attorneys and public policy analysts.
The 15 amended federal land use plans the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management adopted in cooperation with the Agriculture Department’s Forest Service are among the rules and regulations now in effect that could be vulnerable under the Congressional Review Act of 1996, attorneys with the Pacific Legal Foundation told the Washington Free Beacon.
The nonprofit, public interest law firm headquartered in Sacramento, California advocates on behalf of “private property rights, individual liberty, free enterprise, limited government, and a balanced approach to environmental protection.” The firm embarked on a new initiative in February titled “Red Tape Rollback,” which is devoted to educating lawmakers and the public about the Congressional Review Act (CRA) and its largely unexploited benefits.
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