TESTIMONY: Interior Appropriations

James D. Ogsbury, Executive Director of the Western Governors’ Association (WGA), testified on May 23, 2014 on behalf of the Western Governors before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. The testimony provided comment on the appropriations and activities of the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service and Environmental Protection Agency. Ogsbury noted, "These federal agencies have rich potential to supplement state efforts or impinge on state authority. They can exercise vital leadership or they can interfere with well-managed state activities. Accordingly, it is critical that state and federal agencies develop and maintain positive and cooperative working relationships." Read, download the Testimony


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