US Senate repeals BLM Planning 2.0 rule

By Kasia Patel
Published: Wednesday, 08 March 2017

The rule was criticised by the oil and gas sector, which expressed concerns that planning and development of resources would become more time consuming. The repeal of the rule will now go to the US president for his signature.

The US Senate has overturned the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Planning 2.0 rule for the development of domestic oil and natural gas resources on public lands.

The rule was repealed by a vote of 51 to 48 and will now go to president Donald Trump for his signature....

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