Montana Representative Greg Gianforte is trying to win support in Congress for more roadbuilding on public lands. Conservationists say he’s trying to turn back the clock to policies that proved unsustainable.
On Tuesday, Gianforte chaired a House subcommittee hearing focused on road closures and access on U.S. Forest Service lands.
“Unfortunately the Forest Service seems to be moving away from its its original multiple use mission. Although Congress has directed the Forest Service to manage land for grazing, recreation and wildlife habitat, among other things, the Forest Service has locked up our public lands instead,” said Gianforte.