The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel editorial: Things aren’t adding up at Interior headquarters
Author: The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel - May 26, 2017 - Updated: May 26, 2017
Returning power to the people has been a recurring theme of the Trump administration since the president delivered his inaugural address back in January.
When Congress rolled back the Bureau of Land Management’s new resource management planning rule in March, lawmakers cited diminished opportunities for state and local government input as a big reason.
“This rule would have given even more power to the bureaucracy in Washington when what we need is the exact opposite,” said Republican Rep. Rob Bishop of Utah. “Reversing this rule is just one of many actions we will take to shift land management decisions back to the people who live in these areas and away from unelected, and in many cases unaccountable, bureaucrats.”