Resources Publishing

Index to Public Lands News of August 3, 2018



Index to the current issue:


In the attached issue. . .

* FS PROJECTS WILDFIRE SHORTAGE OF $555 MILLION.  In FY 2018 emergency aid.  Perdue notifies Hill of shortage.  Congress put up an extra $500 million, but that’s not enough.  Horrific season hits before ‘fix’ kicks in.

Page 1

* INFRASTRUCTURE BILL A ROUTE FOR ESA, NEPA REWRITE?  Draft House bill now on table.  Possible target for numerous ESA and NEPA revisions.

Page 2

* AS PROMISED, SENATE PASSES RIDERLESS MONEY BILL.  Well, relatively few, compared to House-passed bill.  Trump Wall demands threaten bill.

Page 5

* SENATE, HOUSE FAIRLY CLOSE ON MONEY IN BILLS.  In contrast to wide gap on riders.  Senate approves measure with $900M extra for wildfires.

Page 8

* SENATE GIVES DOD BILL FINAL APPROVAL.  Conferees dropped House provisions on sage-grouse, critical minerals and speedy military withdrawals.

Page 10

* FARM BILL FUTURE IN CONFERENCE UNCLEAR.  House and Senate approved quite different bills, including on wildfire.  Conference is delayed.

Page 12

* COMPETING AGENCY MAINTENANCE BILLS ON DECK.  At least four proposals would tap energy revenues to spruce up lands.  Vary on agencies affected.

Page 13

* FLOOD OF PUBLIC LANDS BILLS INTRODUCED.  When that happens, an omnibus bill is sometimes close behind.  Finding engine to pull train not easy.

Page 15

* IBLA DECISIONS.

Page 17

* NOTES.

Page 17

* CONFERENCE CALENDAR.

Page 18

Page 22


 

© 2017 Resources Publishing Company