Conservation CEOs Ask Congress to Support a Comprehensive Wildfire Funding Fix
ARLINGTON, VA. | December 14, 2017
The CEOs of three leading conservation organizations sent a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to pass a comprehensive solution to the wildfire funding problem before the end of the year.
The letter states that the organizations—which collectively represent more than 7 million members—will only support a fire funding solution that addresses the erosion of federal agency budgets due to increasing wildfire suppression costs, puts a stop to “borrowing” from non-fire accounts and creates access to disaster funding.
The letter also says that any forest management proposals that may be tied to wildfire funding must be bipartisan and focused on forest restoration.
The full text of the letter can be found here.
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