Promote Public Grazing Land Stewardship
(H. Amdt. 570 to H.R. 2822)
Date:July 8, 2015
Issue:Ensuring Healthy Soil & Clean Water: Healthy Soil: the Root of Good Food
178 votes for
251 votes against
The Right Vote Was a Yes Vote
The federal Bureau of Land Management manages millions of acres of land owned by the American people, including land leased to ranchers for animal grazing. It conducts environmental reviews to prevent overgrazing and long-term harmful consequences to the land. This amendment would have given the BLM the authority to conduct an environmental assessment before giving a rancher substitute grazing land in cases of drought or wildfire. This amendment failed, however, so the BLM is required to issue a substitute land parcel without reviewing the condition of the land first.
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