What They Are Saying: Tree Spiking Mitigation Act Protects Rural Workers from Radical Eco-Terrorists
Washington, August 3, 2021 | Elizabeth Daniels (202-280-8720)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On July 29, Congressional Western Caucus Chairman Dan Newhouse (WA-04) introduced the Tree Spiking Mitigation Act (TSM Act) to reduce the dangers posed by eco-terrorists to firefighters, loggers, and sawmill workers in rural America.
The TSM Act was introduced with the support of Western Caucus Members and others who represent rural communities across the United States. Here’s what they have to say about the legislation:
“Eco-terrorism has no place on our federal lands. Trees spiked from decades ago by eco-terrorists remain a threat to the safety and life of those who work and manage our forests,” said Vice Chair Bruce Westerman (AR-04), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee. “I am proud to join my colleagues in support of the Tree Spiking Mitigation (TSM) Act to identify and mitigate tree spiking devices to protect lives from this callous eco-terrorist tactic.”
“Whether it be tree spikers or pipeline protesters, eco-terrorism has no place in our country,” said Vice Chair Pete Stauber (MN-08). “These radical, leftist elites will always choose their ideological agenda over human life. Therefore, I’m proud to introduce the TSM Act with my Western Caucus colleagues to protect our loggers, pipeline workers, and others from dangerous and well-funded radicals, including Joe Biden’s nominees.”
“Tree spiking is eco-terrorism, and the government should prosecute eco-terrorists—not appoint them to lead federal agencies,” said Vice Chair Lauren Boebert (CO-03). “The Tree Spiking Mitigation Act directs the Bureau of Land Management and the National Forrest Service to identify and safely remove tree spikes—and they should start with the ones members of the Biden regime placed.”
"Tree spiking puts the lives and well-being of loggers, firefighters, sawmill workers, and many others in serious danger,” said Rep. David Valadao (CA-21). “Chairman Newhouse’s Tree Spiking Mitigation Act would reduce threats posed by eco-terrorists through empowering the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to detect, identify, and mitigate tree spikes on federal lands, making it safer for the rural communities that depend on the logging industry."
“Tree spiking is a dangerous act of eco-terrorism that endangers the men and women who work to actively manage our forests,” said Rep. Yvette Herrell (NM-02). “It is past time that we recognize the harm caused by radical environmentalists who are more concerned with sabotaging their fellow Americans than conserving our precious natural resources.”
“I’m proud to join Rep. Newhouse in introducing the Tree Spiking Mitigation Act to protect American loggers, sawmill workers and firefighters whose lives are threatened by eco-terrorists,” said Rep. Lisa McClain (MI-10).