As catastrophic wildfires cut a deadly swath through California, President Trump has demanded more aggressive forest management — and as luck would have it, Rep. Bruce Westerman has a bill to do exactly that.
What’s more, the Resilient Federal Forest Act of 2017 already has passed the House. The problem: The bill has almost no chance of being approved by the Senate, where it has languished for more than a year, thanks to opposition from Senate Democrats and anti-logging environmental groups.
“I would give it very low odds of passing,” said Mr. Westerman, Arkansas Republican.
For him, the bill’s likely failure is particularly disheartening, given …Read More On The Washington Times