FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies budget hearing on forest service. The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them. Yet the agency set off alarms in Congress and state capitols across the West by citing the automatic spending cuts as the basis for demanding that dozens of states return $17.9 million in federal subsidies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies budget hearing on forest service. The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them. Yet the agency set off alarms in Congress and state capitols across the West by citing the automatic spending cuts as the basis for demanding that dozens of states return $17.9 million in federal subsidies.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
FILE - In this April 26, 2013, file photo, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the House Appropriations Committee, subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies budget hearing on forest service. The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them. Yet the agency set off alarms in Congress and state capitols across the West by citing the automatic spending cuts as the basis for demanding that dozens of states return $17.9 million in federal subsidies. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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