Capitol Report: Burning Man festival hires lobbying organisation for assistance with permitting

The organizers of a Burning Man festival have incited to lobbyists in Washington for assistance with bureaucratic permitting, according to a new disclosure.

The Burning Man Project has hired a law and lobbying organisation Holland Knight for work on “permitting approval,” says a filing antiquated Friday. The organisation has been operative given May on interest of a festival, that is hold annually in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert and culminates in a blazing of a vast wooden effigy.

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Earlier this month, a Bureau of Land Management motionless against permitting a festival to have adult to 100,000 participants when it takes place in a late summer this year, with a sovereign group instead opting to keep assemblage capped during final year’s turn of 80,000.

In addition, BLM officials gave organizers some-more time to residence environmental and confidence concerns and pronounced it competence sinecure a private confidence association this year to control drug screenings, a Reno Gazette-Journal report said.

In a blog post final week, a Burning Man Project voiced concerns about some new BLM mandate for a gathering. Regarding a intensity screenings, a blog post: “This is one requirement we are prepared to pull behind on.”

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Victor Reklaitis is MarketWatch’s Money Politics contributor and is formed in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @VicRek.

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