LaMalfa Applauds Governor’s Decision to Allow Clearance of Dead Trees

Mar 22, 2019
Press Release
(Richvale, CA) – Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) issued the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to waive environmental regulations and speed up forest management prior to the next wildfire season, such as the removal of dead trees.
LaMalfa said: “As the ranking member of the Forestry and Conservation Subcommittee, I welcome today’s move by Governor Gavin Newsom.  This is a recognition that excessive environmental laws are preventing proper forestry work.  Time and again, sound forestry projects have been delayed by costly and time-consuming environmental regulations. The proposal made today is in line with the work I am doing with the Trump Administration to speed up forestry projects in order to reduce the risks of major forest fires. In Congress, we are increasing funds to the Forest Service and scaling back regulations to help tackle the problem of overgrown forests. I’m happy to see California coming along as a partner and focusing on this regulatory problem that government created. If we can work together and get government out of the way, we can improve the health of our forests while simultaneously creating jobs in rural America.”
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties.