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Thursday June 1, 1989

Montana Senators seek compensation for forest fire losses

Montana Senators Max Baucus and Conrad Burns are seeking $10 million in compensation for property losses from wildfires originating in Yellowstone National Park or National Forests in Montana and Wyoming.

In a letter sent recently by Baucus, Burns and Wyoming Senators Malcome Wallop and Alan Simpson to Senator Robert Byrd, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Department of the Interior, the senators proposed that the 1990 fiscal year appropriations act authorized the Forest Service, "to nego...

 

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