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WY Congressional Delegation Upset Regarding US Wildfire Defense Strategy

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Wyoming’s US Congressional Delegation is not pleased that the Cowboy State has been left out when it comes to preventing large wildland fires.

On Wednesday (March 15th), Senators John Barasso and Cynthis Lummis, along with Representative Harriet Hagemen, sent a letter to US Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and US Forest Service Chief Randy Moore criticizing their agencies for failing to protect Wyoming from the increased threat of catastrophic wildfire.

The delegation noted how Wyoming was omitted from the USDA and Forest Service’s 10-year strategy to combat wildfires across the American West, and admonished the agencies for excluding Wyoming membership from the recently formed, Congressionally-mandated wildfire commission.

The delegation mentioned that according to recent Forest Service estimates, more than 4-million acres in Wyoming are at either ‘high’ or ‘very high’ risk to catastrophic wildfire.

Click here to read the letter

Click here to see the 10-year strategy proposed by the USDA and the Forest Service



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    Ross Holter

    March 16, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    It is hypocritical of the of the Wyoming delegation to be concerned about catastrophic wild fires. Because they consistently deny the science of human caused climate change and the effects of global warming. Further they are always promoting oil, gas, and coal development over other cleaner forms of energy. They should just be quite and accept that we have catastrophic fires because of their decisions. Which means it is appropriate to leave them out of future planning on how to deal with these fires.

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    Dennis Fox

    March 24, 2023 at 2:52 pm

    So if our delegation isn’t fooled by the climate hoax, or taken in by the obvious fraud that windmills and unicorns can power the world, then let the state burn? Collectivists are historically devoid of logical thinking.

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