33 F
Cody
  • Loading stock data...

Commonsense Forest Management Passes Senate Energy And Natural Resources Committee

This week two of my bipartisan bills to increase commonsense forest management passed the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. I’m glad to see these two bills come closer to becoming law.

My first bill reverses the disastrous Cottonwood decision to prevent frivolous litigation from blocking forest management projects. 

This bill ends a procedural loophole being abused by fringe groups in the courts to block important forest restoration work that is critical for what I like to call the 4 W’s: reducing wildfire, protecting wildlife, improving watersheds, and supporting workers.

My other bill that passed the committee, the “Root & Stem Act,” will increase the pace of forest management by empowering collaborative groups and leveraging private resources to complete projects more efficiently.

Dave Sheets, owner of DS Jr. Trucking in Greycliff, Montana, agrees that commonsense forest management reform will promote healthy forests and support Montana communities. Hear what Dave has to say:


As I always say, we must manage our forests before they manage us.

My “Sun River Hydropower Authorization Act” also passed the committee. This bill would authorize hydropower in the Bureau of Reclamation’s Sun River Project, including at the Gibson Dam.

The advancement of these bills is a big win for Montana and the West, and I will keep working until they become law.

It’s time we put what’s best for loggers over lawyers!

Sincerely,

Senator Steve Daines

Image
Wyoming News
Wyoming Newshttps://wyomingnews.tv
Welcome to Wyoming News, the people's paper. We are a local news site that covers all things Wyoming. From politics to health, we've got you covered. Our goal is to provide our readers with the latest news and information to stay informed and make the best life decisions.

Related Articles

Latest Articles

Cody Wyoming Police Department News

January 31, 2023 ARRESTS:None at this time Total 911 Calls – 1 *========================================================================== 07:41 Patrol-Extra 2301310011 Officer initiated activity at 12TH St, Cody. ....

Yellowstone County Sheriff Deputies Respond to Shooting involving 5 people

 Shooting on Cormier Rd. On Monday, 1/30/23, approximately 4:40 PM, Deputies and medical personnel were dispatched to a disturbance in approximately the 9900 block of...

Cease The Lease

              Written By Robin Berry This is an across the country request for all the Governors to stop sending any money...

Casper Wyoming Resident Renters, Alerted To Scam By Casper Police Department

On January 27th, 2023, officers with the Casper Police Department responded to an apartment complex located in North Casper, regarding a suspicious call. It...