House Natural Resources Committee

Markup of Bipartisan "Fix Our Forests" Logging Legislation

1324 Longworth
Wed, 26 Jun 2024 18:00:00 GMT

Full committee markup of The Fix Our Forests Act (H.R. 8790). The legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.), expedites logging approvals in the name of wildfire prevention.

Original cosponsors include Representatives Tony Cardenas (D-CA-29), John Curtis (R-UT-3), Ami Bera (D-CA-6), Pete Stauber (R-MN-8), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA-19), Tom McClintock (R-CA-5), Jim Costa (D-CA-21), Tom Tiffany (R-WI-7), John Duarte (R-CA-13), and James Moylan (R-GU).

The Fix Our Forests Act is supported by logging giant Rayonier and logging industry representatives American Forests, the American Forest Resource Council, the American Loggers Council, the Arkansas Forestry Association, Associated California Loggers, the Forest Landowners Association, the Forest Resources Association, and the Hardwood Federation; by Edison Electric Institute; by the corporate-backed Bipartisan Policy Center; by the hard-right Property and Environment Research Center (PERC); by the conservative conservation organizations the Evangelical Environmental Network, the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, the American Conservation Coalition Action, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Boone and Crockett Club, the Dallas Safari Club; by the Silicon Valley forest-advocacy group MegaFire Action; by the National Congress of American Indians and Potlach Deltic; and by the National Association of Counties.