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Equal Access to Justice Act

Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte and U.S. Agriculture Undersecretary Jim Hubbard hold a forest management roundtable at  the U.S. Forest Service’s Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center in Missoula, Nov. 7, 2019.
Edward O'Brien / Montana Public Radio

Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and U.S. Agriculture Department Undersecretary Jim Hubbard spearheaded a roundtable this week in Missoula focused on forest and wildland fire policy.

Gianforte called for greater collaboration among stakeholders. Some stakeholders, however, were noticeably absent from the event.

Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte says balance needs to be restored to environmental litigation.

Gianforte, the chair of the House Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and Environment, made that assertion during a hearing Thursday in Washington D.C.

He singles out the Equal Access to Justice Act, or EAJA, as one law in particular need of reform.