"This summer's fire season presents a multitude of challenges to our nation's wildfire response community," the letter to AG Barr reads. "The combination of aggressively managing front line fire response with boots on the ground in the middle of the ongoing COVID disaster is incredibly challenging. Living conditions on the front line of fire fighting are some of the most difficult and challenging workplaces in our nation."
"Finally, now is the time for the most aggressive and concerted forest maintenance effort in the history of our nation," the letter to Secretarties Perdue and Bernhardt states. "Every fire break, trimming, fuel reduction effort funded and executed now, before fires break out, can be handled with more measured and safer response dealing with social distancing guidelines and respecting additional worker safety issues necessary in this new COVID dynamic."
The letters, spearheaded by Chairman Gosar, is an effort on behalf of the
The letter (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__emailmarketing.govpredict.com_t_d-2Di-2Dmhhjjut-2Dl-2Dj_&d=DwMFaQ&c=L93KkjKsAC98uTvC4KvQDdTDRzAeWDDRmG6S3YXllH0&r=2f38IwVjtkflkRjdZt82CEdcslKNX-oySVXfDnw0da8&m=BdngpBD8SkuO1XfCsRqrnmS8jWQkEE88xeYzkoCkDDg&s=rcRU0oIvYa8YZA21kvqFrRQnpbnCOl8q-Yoj8bq2LrU&e=) to AG Barr was signed by House Republican Conference Chair Rep.
The letter (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__emailmarketing.govpredict.com_t_d-2Di-2Dmhhjjut-2Dl-2Dt_&d=DwMFaQ&c=L93KkjKsAC98uTvC4KvQDdTDRzAeWDDRmG6S3YXllH0&r=2f38IwVjtkflkRjdZt82CEdcslKNX-oySVXfDnw0da8&m=BdngpBD8SkuO1XfCsRqrnmS8jWQkEE88xeYzkoCkDDg&s=GaOote3X_qCL-Y8hM3oOzrYiPuaXFDbvrr5Ynkgqa5k&e=) to USDA Secretary Perdue and DOI Secretary Bernhardt was signed by House Republican Conference Chair Rep.
Last year's wildfires destroyed over 8.8 million acres of land and inflicting lethal havoc on western communities.