May 2023

May 2023 Newsletter

Washington, DC Update Fiscal Responsibility Act Senate Energy and Natural Resources Markup House Natural Resources Committee Hearings and Markup The AFRC Podcast: BLM Conservation Rule Judge Christensen Holds that the Forest Service May Continue to Use Aerial Fire Retardants to Fight Wildfires Ninth Circuit Holds Oral Argument in the Challenge to the Revised Flathead National […]

Federal Court Sides with Counties, Cities, and Forestry Groups, Ruling USFS May Continue Use of Aerial Fire Retardants to Fight Wildfires

Today, the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana (Court) issued a ruling in a case brought by Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (FSEEE) against the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) seeking to enjoin the USFS’ use of aerial fire retardants during firefighting activities. The Court ruled that USFS may continue using aerial fire […]