House Forestry Bill Clears 2 Committees, Heads To Floor

Law360, New York (June 26, 2015, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A U.S. House bill aimed at expediting forest management activities on federal and tribal land, such as logging burned trees after a forest fire, cleared two committees on Thursday and heads next to the House floor, where some environmental groups may lobby to block it.

The Resilient Federal Forests Act was reported by the House Agriculture and Natural Resources committees on Thursday. Bill sponsor Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., has said the bill is intended to address the consequences of wildfire, insect and disease infestations, and other threats to our nation’s forests.

H.R. 2647 would expedite under the National Environmental Policy Act...

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