LETTER: Western Governors reaffirm support for fire borrowing fix


Western Governors steadfastly reaffirmed their support for a comprehensive fix to budgeting for wildfire costs at the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service in a letter sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter, sent on January 31, 2018, advocated for a legislative solution that addresses the cost of fire suppression as a share of the agencies’ budgets continues to increase while budgets remain relatively flat, and the transfer of funds from non-fire to fire accounts mid-season when budgeted funds are insufficient. Read, download the letter. 


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