Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act http://mtpr.org en Congressman Daines wants to cut timber--and food benefits http://mtpr.org/post/congressman-daines-wants-cut-timber-and-food-benefits <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Montana’s Congressman Steve Daines is touting a bill he is cosponsoring which would increase logging on national forest lands.</span></p><p>The Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act passed the U.S. House last Friday.</p><p>Supporters say the bill would boost local economies near forest land and help lower the risk of catastrophic wildfires like those seen near Yosemite National Park this summer.</p><p>But, the bill faces some stiff opposition, including from the Obama Administration.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:16:38 +0000 Dan Boyce 8760 at http://mtpr.org Congressman Daines wants to cut timber--and food benefits