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Forest Management Bill Passes Through Natural Resources Committee

June 11, 2015
In The News

A bill that intends to untie the hands of the U.S. Forest Service to manage overgrown, wildfire-prone federal forest land passed through the House Committee on Natural Resources on Thursday.

Saving federal money on fighting wildfires would be one of the major long-term benefits of the bill.

U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2015, a proposal that would work under the National Environmental Policy Act to improve forest management activities “to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands.”

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