Senator Jon Tester addressed U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell during an Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing over the White House’s proposed cuts to wildfire suppression, road and trail maintenance, outdoor recreation, outfitter and guide permitting, and the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund.
“There is a movement in this country to sell our public lands,” Tester told Tidwell. “This budget gives more ammunition to the short-sighted people out there who want to sell our public land. They want to do away with our outdoor economy, and they want to make Montana into a different place.”
Received from Senator Tester’s office, in response to our standing request to all MT representatives in Congress. Video is available here. Statements do not necessarily represent the position of KGVM.