The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Some Concerned Forest Service Bill Would Limit Input - Brevard NC


Last updated 11/18/2015 at 11:55am

If approved, a federal bill concerning U.S. Forest Service management would eliminate options for public comment in certain situations.

Public comment is currently allowed under federal law regarding how the Forest Service considers taxpayer input.

A version of H.R. 2647, or the “Resilient Federal Forests Act Of 2015,” passed the House in July and will go before the Senate during this session.

U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, who represents Congressional District 11, which includes Transylvania, voted for the bill. District 11 includes the majority of public lands in western North Carolin...

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