USFS Offers To Work With GOP On Bill To Limit CWA Liability For Firefighting

May 19, 2023
The head of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) told a recent House hearing that he is willing to work with Congress on legislation to allow the service to continue airborne sprays of firefighting chemicals despite a lawsuit that says such releases require Clean Water Act (CWA) permits, though he emphasized a pending GOP-backed bill is not “supportable.” During a May 16 hearing of the House Agriculture Committee’s panel on forestry, USFS chief Randy Moore told subcommittee Chair Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)...

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