By Clare McGraw
Cheney Free Press 

Legislation aims to prevent wildfires


October 5, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers has taken a lead role in crafting legislative solutions in response to the Gray and Oregon Road fires.

One of the key bills championed by McMorris Rodgers is the Accelerating Collaborative Forest Ecosystem Restoration Act, designed to ensure federal land management agencies take proactive steps to reduce fuel available for wildfires on public lands.

By implementing comprehensive fuel reduction strategies, the goal of the bill is to lessen the intensity and frequency of wildfires, and protect communities, natural resources and wildlife habita...

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