Yes, the Christmas land grab by the BLM. While Obama is supposedly moving to the center, and it is now jobs, jobs, jobs, his minions on his behalf are grabbing more of our natural resources. This is really a hoot if it wasn’t so sad. So Ken Salazar creates this Executive order which many say is unconstitutional, a meeting gets set up to explain what is going down,, and then cannot tell anyone what the plan is. Since when does a Salazar type sign an executive order?? The good news is that this story came from the New York Times. Maybe a question mark in the libs mind about how ignorant they are acting? Here tis:
Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey’s meetings with top elected leaders from Western states has failed to soothe anger over his agency’s new “wild lands” policy that could extend the highest level of federal protection to millions of acres of public land.
Some who have met with the BLM director in the past week say Abbey has failed to provide key details about how the Dec. 22, 2010, executive order from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be enforced and what impact it will have on key policies like energy development and recreation on public lands.
Utah Rep. Rob Bishop (R), who met privately with Abbey on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., said he came away “extremely frustrated” with the BLM chief’s responses to fundamental questions about how the new wild lands directive will be implemented. “I kept asking for reasons and specifics,” said Bishop, chairman of the House National Parks, Forests and Public Lands Subcommittee.
“‘Why replace the resource management plans already in place?’ They won’t tell me why or what that was about,” he continued.
“‘How are you going to manage wild lands differently than others?’ They say they’ll have a new criteria or standard. ‘What will that be?’ They don’t know, and they can’t give me an example.
“‘How are you going to adjust the prioritization of multiple use?’ They don’t know. I’m sorry, I got absolutely no answers,” Bishop concluded.
More at the NY times here