Home > blog > Page
VIDEO: Fox News Piece on SRS and Forest Management
Posted by Mallory Micetich on April 15, 2013
Last week at a Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation hearing, Republican Members stressed the need for the U.S. Forest Service to resume active forest management and discussed several proposals to improve forest health. A lack of forest management has deprived rural counties of revenue needed to fund schools, emergency services and infrastructure projects; caused a decline in timber production costing tens of thousands of jobs; and created unhealthy forests susceptible to deadly wildfires and bug infestation.

Today, Fox News’ Dan Springer took a look at the issue in Oregon’s Curry Country

In the piece, local elected leaders emphasize the need to cut federal regulations and red tape that prevent forest management projects, Susan Brown, Curry County Oregon Commissioner said "The answer is loosen the regulations, let us use what we have, quit trying to come down and scare us and terrorize our citizens, with taxes and impositions and taking over services and state involvement, that does not help."

Click here to learn more about House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings' proposal to address the expiration of the Secure Rural Schools program and renew the federal government's commitment to manage forest resources for the benefit of rural schools and counties.

    Post a Comment
    Fill out the fields below to submit a comment

    Latest News

    Members and Zinke Discuss a Better Path Forward for the Department of the Interior

    Today, the Committee on Natural Resources held an oversight hearing with Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine the Trump Administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 201...... Read more

    Bishop: Grizzly Delisting Process Emblematic of Need for ESA Reform

    Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem will be delisted from the endangered species list. Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the fo...... Read more

    House Passes "One Stop-Shop" Permitting Bill to Expand Water Storage Infrastructure

    Today, the House passed H.R. 1654, the “Water Supply Permitting Coordination Act,” by a bipartisan vote of 233-180. Introduced by Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA), the bill creates a “one-stop-shop” permitt...... Read more

    View All News

    Calendar

    Full Committee Markup
    Full Committee | 1324 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 20515
    Oversight Hearing “Examining Policy Impacts of Excessive Litigation Against the Department of the Interior”
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515
    Oversight Hearing on "Examining Access to Oil and Gas Development on Federal Lands"
    Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources | 1324 Longworth House Office Building Washington D.C. 20515
    View All Events