2016 11 10 Colorado Governor Disbands Fee Oversight Committee

Governor John Hickenlooper has successfully requested a waiver from the USDA to the requirement for an advisory committee to review Forest Service fee proposals in Colorado. The committee has not been able to attract applicants for several years – or at least not the applicants they want, i.e. the ones who will approve everything. Now the agency can impose new and increased fees without even the illusion of public oversight.