Today, the controversial Resilient Forests Act of has passed the House mostly along party lines with a vote of 232-188. This bill, introduced by Rep. Bruce Westerman [R-AR-4] is a dangerous attack on our national forests and other public lands that would allow unprecedented unregulated logging, weaken protections of the Endangered Species Act, and remove judicial review and the citizen objection process from timber sales.
Washington Wild joined 70 other conservation and recreation organizations on a joint letter to the House of Representatives asking them to oppose this dangerous legislation that puts our National Forests at risk. The letter stated that this bill was an extreme piece of legislation that instead of protecting and restoring our public forests, puts our forests, communities and wildlife at risk.
Having passed the House, The Resilient Forests Act will be headed to the Senate. This bill is a direct attack on our public lands, aiming to increase logging without taking environmental concerns into account. Write your Senators and tell them to OPPOSE H.R. 2936.