PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION!
We received confirmation that a full floor vote on H.R. 2936, the so-called Resilient Federal Forests Act, will take place on Wednesday or Thursday. The bill is sponsored by Representative Bruce Westerman of Arkansas, who’s largest campaign donor is the timber industry. The bill radically changes how our public national forests are managed, elevating logging above all other uses and cutting the public out of the management process.
Please call your Representative in Congress and ask them to VOTE NO on H.R. 2936. Find your Representative here. SOURCE
H.R. 2936–A bill to expedite under the National Environmental Policy
Act of 1969 and improve forest management activities on National
Forest System lands, on public lands under the jurisdiction of the
Bureau of Land Management, and on Tribal lands to return
resilience to overgrown, fire-prone forested lands, and for other
purposes; to the Committee on Agriculture, and in addition to the
Committees on Natural Resources, Education and the Workforce, and
Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently
determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such
provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee
The so-called “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017” (H.R. 2936) is a stunning setback to our public lands. It is one of the most extreme attacks we’ve ever seen on our national forests and many of the bedrock laws that protect our public lands, wildlife and the fabric of our democracy. A more appropriate name for this bill, which passed the House Natural Resources Committee in late June, would be the “Massive Gift to the Timber Industry at All Costs Act of 2017”. SOURCE