Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Emergency Salvage Timber Sale Legislation
Dear Mr. Speaker:
I am pleased to be able to address myself to the question of the Emergency Salvage Timber Sale Program in H.R. 1944. I want to make it clear that my Administration will carry out this program with its full resources and a strong commitment to achieving the goals of the program.
I do appreciate the changes that the Congress has made to provide the Administration with the flexibility and authority to carry this program out in a manner that conforms to our existing environmental laws and standards. These changes are also important to preserve our ability to implement the current forest plans and their standards and to protect other natural resources.
The agencies responsible for this program will, under my direction, carry the program out to achieve the timber sales volume goals in the legislation to the fullest possible extent. The financial resources to do that are already available through the timber salvage sale fund.
I would hope that by working together we could achieve a full array of forest health, timber salvage and environmental objectives appropriate for such a program.
NOTE: This letter was made available by the Office of the Press Secretary on June 30, but was not issued as a White House press release.
William J. Clinton, Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives on Emergency Salvage Timber Sale Legislation Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/221578