It’s unlikely that Congress will pass this, but it is worth discussing the bill described here be The Missoulian:
“The bill text and number were not available at press time. But in his statement, Zinke said it would boost Montana’s timber industry by allowing the state to contribute to a revolving fund that the Forest Service could use for reducing wildfire threats.
“It would also limit analysis of forest projects proposed by collaborative groups to “action” or “no action” alternatives, rather than multiple choices. And it would require litigants who challenge collaborative projects to post cash bonds to cover the administrative costs of a lawsuit.”
Alliance for the Wild Rockies director Michael Garrity called the bonding requirement unconstitutional.
“If a bond is required, only rich people will continue to assert their First Amendment right to challenge government decisions,” Garrity said.