Governor Noem testified in front of U.S. House committee on Natural Resources

WASHINGTON, D.C.(HubCityRadio)- On Thursday, Governor Kristi Noem appeared on a U.S. House committee on Natural Resources testifying in favor of HR 3397.  The bill would require the Bureau of Land Management(BLM) to abandon the proposed rule on “Conservation and Landscape Health”.

Governor Noem talks about how the rule could impact South Dakota.

Noem explains her support of HR 3397.

Noem talks about concerns enemies of the U.S. can use land against the country.

Noem talks about how important grazing is in South Dakota.

Noem talks about the success of the timber industry in the state as a result of the previous farm bill.

Noem talks about the impact if BLM goes along with their plans will impact South Dakota economy.

The committee heard both proponent & opponent testimony to HR 3397.  No action was taken by the committee following the testimony.

U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.) and U.S. Senators John Thune (R-S.D.), and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Tracy Stone-Manning urging immediate withdrawal of the BLM’s proposed rule for “Conservation and Landscape Health.”