04.04.22

Daines, Rosendale Urge Biden Admin to Extend Protest Period for Bison Grazing Proposal

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today are urging the Biden administration to extend the protest period on the proposed decision affecting grazing allotments on the American Prairie Reserve in Phillips County, Montana.

“As you are aware, BLM received over 2,700 comments on the draft Environmental Assessment (EA) from Montana state government agencies, businesses, associations, and thousands of concerned individuals. These comments raise serious questions about how American Prairie’s proposed change of use will affect the local community and the state of Montana,” they wrote.

“Due to the broad interest in the proposed change of use, which would affect over 100,000 acres, we urge you to extend the protest and appeal period to give the public and interested parties sufficient time to review and answer BLM’s revised EA and Public Comment Report,” the letter continues.

Read the full letter Daines and Rosendale sent to Department of the Interior Secretary Debra Haaland and Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning HERE.

 

 

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Contact: Rachel Dumke,  Katie Schoettler