• Secretary Zinke Headlines Public Lands Council Legislative Fly-in

    WASHINGTON (March 28, 2017) – U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addressed the livestock grazing industry today during the annual Public Lands Council’s legislative fly-in, in Washington D.C. Secretary Zinke said the agency hasn’t been the best neighbor, but he will be holding the agency accountable and will restore trust in the department. “We’re […]

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  • President Signs Resolution to Repeal BLM Planning 2.0

    WASHINGTON (March 27, 2017) – President Trump today signed a congressional resolution directing the Bureau of Land Management to repeal their Planning 2.0 Rule. Wyoming rancher and NCBA and PLC member Joel Bousman was in attendance at the White House for the signing. Ethan Lane, executive director of PLC and NCBA federal lands, applauded the action and […]

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  • Cattlemen, Public Lands Council Hail Senate Passage of Resolution Rolling Back BLM Rule: “Strike Two for 2.0”

    WASHINGTON (March 7, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today hailed Senate passage of the resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Planning 2.0 Rule. Passage in the upper chamber takes the rule one step closer to the President’s desk and putting this damaging rule to rest […]

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  • Cattlemen, Public Lands Council Applaud Confirmation of Zinke for Interior Secretary

    WASHINGTON (March 1, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council today hailed the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Ryan Zinke to be the next U.S. Secretary of the Interior. “This is great news for America’s ranchers and cattle producers,” NCBA President Craig Uden said. “Ryan Zinke has an outstanding record advocating […]

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  • PLC and Legal Community Comment on the Range Allotment Owners Association

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 20, 2017) — Ethan Lane, executive director of the Public Lands Council, today released the following statement and open letter regarding the Range Allotment Owners Association: “The Public Lands Council is the only organization in Washington, DC, who solely represents the 22,000 ranchers who operate on public lands. Since 1968, PLC has had […]

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  • Cattlemen Applaud Bipartisan House Passage of Red River Bill

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 14, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the House passage of H.R. 428 the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act. The bill, introduced by Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) would seek to settle all federal ownership claims by providing legal certainty to landowners along the Red River. […]

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  • A “Huge Victory:” Cattlemen Hail U.S. House Passage of Resolution to Repeal BLM’s Planning 2.0 Rule

    WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) today hailed U.S. House passage of a resolution that would repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) Planning 2.0 Rule, calling it a “huge victory” for America’s ranchers. If the U.S. Senate also quickly passes the resolution, it […]

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  • Livestock Industry Supports Legislation to Address BLM Planning Rule

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 31, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the introduction of concurrent resolutions in both the Senate and House disapproving the Bureau of Land Management’s Planning 2.0 rule finalized last December. The resolutions, introduced by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Rep. Liz […]

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  • NCBA/PLC Support Confirmation of Rep. Zinke for Secretary of Interior

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 16, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council released the following statements today in support of the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) for the Secretary of Interior: “During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Zinke has consistently advocated for our western communities, economies, and […]

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  • NCBA, PLC Blast Obama’s National Monument Expansion in Oregon – Decision “Will Permanently Alter Community,” Could Put Ranchers Out of Business

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 13, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and NCBA today blasted President Obama’s new national monument expansion in Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and called for Congress to swiftly pass legislation introduced this week by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) that would curtail similar abuses in the future. “Once again, President Obama made a unilateral […]

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  • NCBA, PLC Praise Senate Effort to Curb Abuse of Antiquities Act

    WASHINGTON (January 6, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the introduction of the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, championed by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill, which has 25 co-sponsors, would require congressional and state approval for the designation of any new […]

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  • NCBA, PLC Praise Senate Effort to Curb Abuse of Antiquities Act

    WASHINGTON (January 6, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the introduction of the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, championed by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill, which has 25 co-sponsors, would require congressional and state approval for the designation of any new […]

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  • Livestock Industry Lays Out Federal Lands Priorities for Trump Administration

    WASHINGTON (January 4, 2017) – The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association issued federal land management priorities for the new administration to bring responsible management and economic viability back to the Western landscape. “Ranchers and other multiple-use interests in the West have been subjected to an almost wholesale shift in federal land […]

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  • President Claims another 1.5 Million Acres through Antiquities Act

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 28, 2016) – The Obama administration on Tuesday declared two new monument designations – 1.35 million acres at Bears Ears in Utah and 350,000 acres at Gold Butte in Nevada. Both designations were made unilaterally and despite overwhelming local opposition. Public Lands Council President and Utah rancher Dave Eliason criticized the outgoing administration for […]

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  • Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Comment on Endangered Species Coalition Report

    Summary: The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today commented on the Endangered Species Coalition’s report on priorities for a new administration by adding a few concerns of its own. PLC and NCBA maintain that effective conservation is only achieved through balanced management and a focus on truly imperiled species – not […]

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