Oregonians have faced some of the worst fires in our state’s history this year. We have watched in shock as every day comes with more smoke and reports of new fires. With arrival of the first fall rains, we can and should turn our attention to the recovery efforts after the fires.
Greg Walden on forest management reform: “We have to do better for air quality, for water quality, and for the future of our precious public resources”Continuing his efforts to improve federal policy to help prevent catastrophic wildfires in Oregon, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) called for action Wednesday on forest management reform. During a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Walden stressed the urgent need to address the underlying issues leading to devastating fires, which pour pollutants into the atmosphere and pose a serious threat to air quality, water quality, and Oregon’s public lands.
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, helped pass H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2017, through the House of Representatives. This legislation will help improve firefighter health by collecting data on the impacts of smoke inhalation while fighting fires. During a speech on the House floor, Walden stressed the need to protect the brave men and women who battle dangerous fires like those raging across Oregon.
During a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today, Chairman Greg Walden (R-Hood River) cited fires currently raging across Oregon as need for reliable emergency communications systems. Walden highlighted the importance of these emergency communications systems during catastrophic events such as the devastating wildfires that have been ravaging Oregon throughout the summer, as well as hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
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Greg Walden on forest management reform: “We have to do better for air quality, for water quality, and for the future of our precious public resources”
September 13, 2017 Press Release
Greg Walden helps pass legislation aimed at improving firefighter health
September 8, 2017 Press Release
Scenic Columbia Gorge Restoration Act (H.R. 3715)
September 7, 2017 Press Release