ABSTRACT

Fact Sheet: Reducing the Threat of Catastrophic Wildfires and Improving Forest Health [December 11, 2002]   [open pdf - 33KB]

"The Bush Administration today announced a series of new administrative steps to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires and improve the health of our nation's forests. President Bush today met with Interior Secretary Norton, Agriculture Secretary Veneman and Council on Environmental Quality Chairman Connaughton and directed them to take several important steps to implement the President's Healthy Forests Initiative. These actions will reduce unnecessary red tape and needless delays that have too often delayed efforts to reduce the threat devastating wildfires and insect infestations that damage both public and private lands. The new procedures will ensure that needed environmental reviews and public review processes are conducted in the most efficient and effective way possible."

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2002-12-11
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Public Domain
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White House: http://www.whitehouse.gov/
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