Biden administration is undermining multiple-use management of public lands

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“As I’m complaining about all this stuff, it makes it sound like we want dirty air and dirty water and [to] destroy the universe and all that stuff. And that was not the case. Well, I think the Biden administration [isn’t] looking at the quality of the habitat or the quality of the land, they’re looking at a political game. And that’s really what I think people ought to be concerned with. If what is occurring on the land is genuinely causing degradation, then deal with that. But that’s not what this rule does. What this rule does is say, we’re going to shut everything down until we decide and we don’t have the manpower to decide. So just everything stops. And I think that’s what people really need to understand. It’s not that any of us are advocating for environmental problems. We’re saying, Don’t shut us down while you’re trying to figure it out, or use as in a way to help you solve
your issues.” — Karen Budd-Falen, former Trump Interior Dept. Deputy Solicitor of Parks and Wildlife 

In Episode 352 of District of Conservation, Gabriella converses with Karen Budd-Falen – current senior Partner at Budd-Falen Law Offices and former Deputy Solicitor for Wildlife and Park at the Department of Interior under the Trump administration. Learn about threats to multiple-use management of public lands, threats to the model, the proposed BLM Public Lands Rule, 30-by-30, and more today on the program.

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Photo Credit: Gabriella Hoffman /Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho | August 2022

  • Gabriella Hoffman

    Gabriella Hoffman is a Media Strategist and Award-Winning Outdoor Writer. She hosts the "District of Conservation" podcast and CFACT's original YouTube series "Conservation Nation." Learn more about her work at

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