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George W. Bush proposed a healthy forests initiative early in his presidency which included removal of wildfire fuels, creating jobs in the timber industry, and utilizing wood that would have burned in forest fires. It was quickly shot down by opponents who wanted to leave the forests in their natural condition.
The region is also dotted with huge national forests, which for decades were governed by disastrous fire-suppression policies. Even after enactment of the Healthy Forests Initiative in the last decade, a law that allows for the removal of dead and diseased trees in national forests, many of the lands managed ...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House's tax-writing committee said Sunday that he's confident that chamber won't go along with the Senate's proposal to eliminate the deduction for property taxes, setting up a major flashpoint as Republicans aim to put a tax cut bill on President Donald Trump's ...
Much of the chairman's environment and energy work has focused on finding ways to preserve a timber industry, decimated by international competition and increased environmental regulation since the 1980s. His signature effort is the Healthy Forests Initiative, a law he first helped pass in 2003 with the ...
Salvage logging was part of President George W. Bush's proposed “Healthy Forests” initiative 15 years ago, but critics viewed the program as just a way to increase logging in public forests and killed it. Bush's plan called for removing dead and diseased trees before they could fuel large wildfires.

In the past logging fire-damaged forests was viewed only for recovery of their economic worth. Now they have a fire-prevention value. Salvage logging was part of President George W. Bush's proposed “Healthy Forests” initiative 15 years ago, but critics viewed the program as just a way to increase logging ...
More like this story. It's the GOP that's furthering health of forests · Flake works to promote Healthy Forests initiative
· House approves bill to speed logging to combat wildfires · Arizona Cattlemen's Association calls for steps to take control of forestland · Letter: EPA regulation ...

The rising tide of wildfires resulted in the bipartisan 2003 Healthy Forests Initiative and led Congress to pass the Healthy Forests Restoration Act. Today's forests are part of a patchwork of passive and active management. To put this into perspective, the 2013 Rim Fire burned passively managed forests ...
Maslansky previously worked with Republican messaging guru Frank Luntz, who is credited with getting Republicans to use the term “climate change” instead of “global warming” because it sounds less scary, and for christening President George W. Bush's “Healthy Forests Initiative” (which benefited the ...
Examples include the naming of a logging bill 'the Healthy Forests Initiative' and the rechristening of global warming: 'climate change'.
Being eco-friendly is gaining ground at Northwest ski areas, and Sun Valley Resort and the U.S. Forest Service partnered for the "Healthy Forests Initiative" that resulted in an additional 21 acres of gladed terrain on Bald Mountain. It boosts the ...
The rising tide of wildfires resulted in the bipartisan 2003 Healthy Forests Initiative and led Congress to pass the Healthy Forests Restoration Act.
Vermont's drinking water may contain dozens of substances that may be harmful to people, but many of the state's water systems are ill-equipped to deal with emerging contaminants.
... Republican messaging guru Frank Luntz, who is credited with getting Republicans to use the term "climate change" instead of "global warming" because it sounds less scary, and for christening President George W. Bush's "Healthy Forests Initiative ...


 

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