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Rep. DeFazio, Lawmakers Urge Briefing from Departments of Justice, Interior on Federal Response to Future Threats to Public Lands

WASHINGTON­—(ENEWSPF)--January 29, 2016.  Today, in response to the ongoing illegal occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) led eight Members of Congress in sending a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  The letter urges the Directors to brief Congress on how they plan to respond to similar threats to America’s public lands and neighboring communities in the future.

“As you know, the situation in Oregon did not happen in isolation,” the members wrote.  “To this day, federal employees and local communities at the site of . . .

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