Forestry and Conservation

As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, I am committed to working with my colleagues to protect our forested lands. Congress must work find responsible, bipartisan ways to improve wildfire fighting and prevention.

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February 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, following reports that the Mohave County Board of Supervisors voted in support of expanded uranium mining on lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:  

“I am extremely displeased to see this vote in Mohave County. Expanding uranium mine operations on lands near the Grand Canyon puts more than just the natural beauty and cultural significance of the area at risk—it threatens the health of Arizonans, our water supply, and our state’s tourism economy.

February 12, 2020 In The News

After years of fighting for federal table scraps, the city’s Rio De Flag flood control project was fully funded by the United States Army Corps of Engineers this week.

The Corps included $52 million to fund the project in its fiscal year 2020 civil works plan.

In a statement, Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans said the funding provided by the Army Corps means the real work can get underway.

November 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), along with Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) introduced the bipartisan Drought Relief Through Innovative Projects (DRIP) Act, legislation to address drought conditions and protect the water supply of the southwest by removing and replacing invasive, non-native salt cedars.

October 15, 2019 In The News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — NewLife Forest Products, LLC held an official ground breaking ceremony Oct. 9 for Windfall Sawmill, a new mill on Garland Prairie Road.

According to officials with NewLife, the mill site has been under construction for several months and will be one of the most technologically advanced mills in the Southwest.

Representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the city of Williams, Coconino County, Rep. Tom O’Halleran’s office and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office were on hand as Julie Pastrick from the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce introduced mill officials.

September 18, 2019 Contributed Columns

Coconino Voices: Land and Water Conservation Fund needs full funding

Arizonans take tremendous pride in our connection with nature. For us, places like the Coconino National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park are more than just landmarks; they are part of our Arizonan identity.

July 31, 2019 Press Release

FLAGSTAFF—As fire crews successfully continue to contain the Museum Fire, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) released the following statement:

July 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Following his visit to the Museum Fire command center yesterday, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) urged constituents impacted by the fire to utilize his Flagstaff office as they seek information and resources.

June 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to fund seven departments and related agencies and passed provisions introduced by Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) to address wildfire risks, expedite uranium mine cleanup, and improve tribal health care, among other important issues.

May 22, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — The House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to pass the fiscal year 2020 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill, which includes critical funding designed to support central Arizona farmers.

May 2, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, citing the impending long-term consequences of climate change on Arizona, Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) voted to pass the Climate Action Now Act.