Sen. Mitt Romney requests federal review of wildfire recovery program

  • Source: Daily Herald
  • Published: 11/23/2019 04:23 PM

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office last week requesting the agency review the Emergency Watershed Protection Program, a federal emergency recovery program that helps communities impacted by wildfires and other natural disasters. On Nov. 13, Romney and U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado, wrote that while the watershed program has helped with wildfire recovery, “there is concern with how (the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service) approves and completes projects, and other hurdles that communities face in the process of receiving EWP funds.”


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