Congressman Westerman’s Forestry Bill Clears U.S. House & Heads To Senate

By Jacob Kauffman
WKNO National Public Radio
November 5, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: United States

R-Bruce Westerman

Arkansas Congressman Bruce Westerman’s bill to change how federal forests are managed passed in the U.S. House on Wednesday and is headed to the Senate. Last year a similar version of Westerman’s Resilient Federal Forests Act passed the House but stalled in the Senate. The Republican lawmaker tells KUAR this time around he expects better results in the upper chamber.”The administration wants to see it put in place, so we’ve got the administration helping to push it through the Senate,” said Westerman. …While Westerman touts the bill as a way to scientifically manage overgrown forests, a number of opponents have come out of the woodwork like the Sierra Club, National Parks Conservation Association, and the Center for Biological Diversity.

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