Zinke’s Forest Reforms Pass House
The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Resilient National Forests Act of 2015 (H.R. 2647) which includes Congressman Zinke’s forest reforms. Zinke’s reforms will revitalize Montana’s timber industry, help end frivolous job-killing lawsuits, and prevent wildfires.
The bill passed the House with bipartisan support, 262-167.
Zinke’s forest reforms will provide much needed economic support to local Montana communities that have been completely devastated by frivolous job-killing lawsuits from fringe environmental groups. This legislation will help grow our economy and create and protect thousands of good-paying Montana jobs supported by our timber industry.
These fringe environmental groups have created a false choice for Montanans: Either conserve Montana and stop timber harvests, or ruin our state. The reality is much different though: We can both responsibly develop our natural resources and protect and strengthen the health of our forests.