December 28, 2012
On December 28, 2012, the US Senate passed the Hurricane Sandy bill. It includes the Emergency Watershed Protection Program. Emergency Forest Restoration Program funding in included in the bill -- this would help Colorado recover from past fires, especially Waldo Canyon and High Park. It does not restore funding for 2013 - see companion news piece, "Senate rejects Senator Udall's amendment to restore Wildfire Management Fund in advance of 2013."
See Senator Udall's statement regarding the Emergency Watershed Protection Program at www.markudall.senate.gov/ and then click on Newsroom