WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House has approved a bill to sharply increase logging in national forests.
Supporters say the bill would create jobs in rural communities, particularly in the West. And it would help reduce wildfires and add hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue from additional timber sales.
Opponents call the bill a giveaway to the timber industry and say it would harm water quality and habitat for fish and wildlife and would jeopardize recreation areas in national forests.
The White House has threatened to veto the bill, which was approved on a 244-173 vote.
The Obama administration says the bill would jeopardize habitat for endangered species, increase lawsuits and limit the president's ability to create national monuments.
The measure is expected to die in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
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An accident on Interstate 75 is blocking northbound traffic.
An overturned tractor-trailer is blocked Burrville Road north of Fort Recovery-Minster Road in Mercer County Monday morning.
One man is in custody after a police pursuit that began in Franklin and ended in the area of Germantown Pike and Stolz Avenue in Dayton.
A light drizzle of rain falling Monday morning could freeze to area roads ahead of the morning commute.
Dayton police detectives are investigating a homicide Sunday night at the newly opened truck stop on Edwin C. Moses Blvd.