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Fighting Fire with Fire: Evaluating the Role of Forest Management in Reducing Catastrophic Wildfires, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, Second Session, March 16, 2022   [open pdf - 208KB]

This is the March 16, 2022 hearing on "Fighting Fire with Fire: Evaluating the Role of Forest Management in Reducing Catastrophic Wildfires," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of Ro Khanna: "The climate crisis and misguided forestry policies have given rise to catastrophic burning across our western forests, including in my home state of California. [...] Wildland firefighters are grappling with longer fire seasons and longer burning fires, which means more overtime and exposure to deadly smoke. Congress must conduct careful oversight to make sure that the U.S. Forest Service has the tools they need to reduce large fires and the resources to pay our firefighters. We don't want to make the situation worse by removing the big trees that store the most carbon and slow wildfires down. We want to have a science-based approach to forest management. We need to listen to the science and pursue a community-driven process that incorporates all perspectives to forge the best way forward for our forests." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Randy Moore, Ali Meders-Knight, Dominick A. DellaSala, Michael Gollner, Carole King, and James Hubbard.

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Serial No. 117-70
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Date:
2022
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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pdf
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