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Healthy Forest Bill Passes House

September 24, 2013 State of Idaho, State of Montana, State of Wyoming No Comments
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Wyoming’s US Representative Cynthia Lummis joined a bipartisan majority of her colleagues in passing a bill entitled the Restore Healthy Forest for Healthy Communities Act.  She says the bill rededicates the Forest Service to proactive forest management, gives state and local voices more input, and provides stable timber revenue for rural counties. Lummis explains that the bill’s reforms are designed to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires and infestations like the mountain pine beetle epidemic.  The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration there.

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