H.R. 1873: Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act

Author's Summary: "To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to enhance the reliability of the electricity grid and reduce the threat of wildfires to and from electric transmission and distribution facilities on Federal lands by facilitating vegetation management on such lands."

IB's Summary: This bill requires the DOI and USDA to ensure that the rights-of-way for electricity transmission and distribution use vegetation management, inspection, and maintenance to reduce the risk of starting forest fires. Such activities will be excluded from NEPA environmental review.


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