President Donald Trump signed legislation Monday repealing the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Planning 2.0 rule.
Trump signed the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal the rule, which critics claim seizes power from local officials and makes energy development much more difficult. BLM and Democrats claim the rule would help federal agencies better take care of public lands.
The House repealed the BLM rule in February, with four Democrats voting to repeal it. The Senate voted to repeal the rule in early March on a straight party line vote. This is the fourth CRA bill signed by Trump.
Planning 2.0 took effect in December, and never really had a chance to be implemented. Critics of the rule say that’s a good thing.