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Topic - Washington Parks
Congressional lawmakers Wednesday rebuked the Forest Service for spending stimulus forest firefighting money on D.C. green-jobs programs, but gave the city the money anyway.
The Senate this week told the Obama administration to stop spending stimulus bill wildland firefighting money on urban parks in the nation's capital.
The U.S. Forest Service this week announced it will spend nearly $2.8 million in forest-fire-fighting money in Washington — a city with no national forests and where the last major fire was probably lit by British troops in 1814.
Even though the money was in the "wildland fire mitigation" section of the stimulus bill, he said, Congress allowed it to be spent on healthy forest and ecosystem improvement activities.