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Congress: Walden eyes new federal land policy to cut wildfire emissions

September 13, 2017
House energy panel Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) is reiterating calls to improve federal land management policy to allow logging and clearance of combustible material from federal lands, saying it would help to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases that spike during wildfires like the recent massive fires in Oregon and other Western states. Walden used a Sept. 13 meeting of the House Energy & Commerce committee's environment panel hearing -- on the topic of regulatory relief for small business from...

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