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Entry Title Date
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 April 27, 2016
Ron Wyden, D-OR
"Madam President, according to the Forest Service—and we checked with them this morning—there is right now an 11,000-acre fire burning in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. This is just April, not the time when one normally thinks you are going to have fires when the fire season is on. But there is a fire burning in the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia that has already cost more than $3 million. This is the second largest fire in Shenandoah National Park history."
Energy And Water Development And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 April 21, 2016
Al Franken, D-MN
"Let’s not forget the threat of climate change to our forests. Like our lakes, warmer temperatures elevate the threat of invasive species—invasive species such as the emerald ash borer and gypsy moth, which are rapidly changing the composition of our forests. In other parts of the country, we are seeing longer wildfire seasons—wildfires that are burning hotter, more intense, and bigger. The Forest Service is spending more and more fighting these fires—now more than half of its entire budget."
Commending U.S. Green Building Council For Encouraging Wood Use In Building Construction April 19, 2016
Glenn Thompson, R-PA
"Unfortunately, USDA’s Bio-Preferred Program did not recognize wood products, despite the obvious benefits of using such material in buildings. Because of this, I authored the Forest Products Fairness Act of 2013. This legislation, which was ultimately included in the 2014 farm bill, modified USDA’s definition of bio-based products to specifically include forest products."
Energy Policy Modernization Act Of 2015 April 19, 2016
Steve Daines, R-MT
"LWCF keeps lands, like family ranches, in the family and working. It keeps forests in productive use through the Forest Legacy Program, such as in the Haskill Basin, where my good friend Chuck Roady of Stoltze Land and Lumber works. Today will be a victory for them—like Eric Grove of Great Divide Cyclery in Helena, MT, who has built his mountain bike business around the South Hills Trail System outside of Helena, facilitated by LWCF."
Morning Business April 12, 2016
Patrick Leahy, D-VT
"Among the biggest threat to orangutans today is the palm oil industry, which is responsible for the destruction of huge areas of tropical forest where orangutans live. The fires used to clear the forest for the planting of palm oil trees has caused havoc on the environment and public health, contributing not only to the destruction of species but widespread drought."

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