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Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, April 6, 2016   [open pdf - 238KB]

This is the April 6, 2016 hearing on "Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2017," held before the Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. From the opening statement of Lisa Murkowski: "The National Forest System budget activities, which represent the agency's most fundamental responsibilities, get a cut in the budget. And this is particularly frustrating in light of the manner in which the administration continues to propose a wildfire cap adjustment that moves 30 percent of the cost of wildfires off-budget. Now, this has purportedly been to allow the most devastating wildfires to be treated as disasters, while allowing the Forest Service to invest the savings into active forest management activities that your department has long indicated are necessary to reduce the costs associated with wildfire and increase forest health." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tom Tidewell

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