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Entry Title Date
American Energy Solutions For Lower Costs And More American Jobs Act September 18, 2014
Peter DeFazio, D-OR
"In the West, there are over 50 active fires burning, one in the Willamette Forest outside of Eugene and Springfield. It is costing $1 million a day with attempts to keep it from running toward a town. Two days ago, the Forest Service said they have $179 million left for suppression."
Commemorating The 50Th Anniversary Of The Land And Water Conservation Fund September 17, 2014
Chris Gibson, R-NY
"Additionally, my district benefits from the Forest Legacy Program funded under the LWCF. This program helps States preserve and maintain their forest land."
Wildfire Season In The West September 16, 2014
Doug LaMalfa, R-CA
"Madam Speaker, it doesn’t have to be this way. We know why our forests are burning. It is because of decades of mismanagement caused by Federal bureaucracies and excessive regulations and red tape. They have an attitude at the Forest Service in many cases of just let it burn."
Waiving Requirement Of Clause 6(A) Of Rule Xiii With Respect To Consideration Of Certain Resolutions Reported From The Committee On Rules, And Providing For Consideration Of Motions To Suspend The… August 1, 2014
Peter DeFazio, D-OR
"There were 236 new fires started in the Western United States last night. There are 31 large fires that are uncontained. And the Forest Service and the BLM are running out of money. In the Senate bill—which, granted, it didn’t pass—but in the President’s proposal was emergency firefighting money. But somehow, the Republicans here don’t think those fires are an emergency and they don’t care about the loss of resources, the potential loss of life, and the loss of property that is going to result."
H.R. 4315, The 21St Century Endangered Species Transparency Act August 1, 2014
Earl Blumenauer, D-OR
"While framed as a way to roll back red tape, this bill instead creates additional layers of bureaucracy through burdensome and unnecessary reporting requirements on the details of all ESA lawsuit expenditures made by the Department of Interior, the Forest Service, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Bonneville, Western Area, Southwestern and Southeastern Power Administrations. Given that our federal agencies are already resource-constrained, these requirements will only distract from the charge to protect threatened and endangered species."

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