Legislative Threats Public Lands Sustainable Forests

H.R. 243 – Combustion Avoidance Along Rural Roads Act

Introduced by Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) on January 4, 2019, this bill grants the Departments of Agriculture and Interior the power to partially waive NEPA and waive the Endangered Species Act in its entirety for the purposes of “wildfire mitigation activities” within 300 feet of any permanent or temporary road.

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H.R. 173 – Pipeline Fairness and Transparency Act

Introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-VA) on January 3, 2019, this bill seeks to bolster transparency and provide for greater public input opportunities during the environmental review process for interstate natural gas pipelines. Specifically, H.R. 173 requires public meetings to be held in each county or equivalent subdivision (e.g., parish) through which the project will be located.

 

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