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Environmental Quality Council Meeting


- Posted on July 01, 2017

Venue/Location
Conference Call
Hosted at Capitol Building
Room 152
Helena, MT
Start Date
July 12, 2017
End Date
July 12, 2017
July 12, 2017
Event Time: 
10:00 am - 11:00 am
22 weeks 3 hours ago

The Environmental Quality Council (EQC) will meet on July 12 at 10 a.m. to consider a letter urging federal action on two fire-related issues.

The meeting is in room 152 in the Capitol, but members of the EQC will participate by phone. Public comment may be provided in person during the meeting or in writing.

At a meeting last month, the EQC discussed an ongoing dispute with the federal government and the Forest Service where Montana UH-1H helicopters are not classified as approved aircraft for initial attack on federal lands. The EQC also discussed the increased risk of fire in Eastern Montana this season and the need for additional federal resources to battle blazes.

At the July 12 meeting, the council will consider sending a letter related to those issues to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
 

For more information on committee activities and the next meeting, click the link below or contact Hope Stockwell, council staff, 444-9280 or hstockwell@mt.gov.

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