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How Obama Bureaucrats Fueled Western Wildfires

Edgar30 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 8:52 AM
The article is true as far as it goes, but misses the main point that the fires are due to ongoing mismanagement by the Forest "Service." All these fires are on GOVERNMENT land, right? If these forest lands were sold or leased to private timber companies, dead trees would be removed, and underbrush cut back. If a fire on private land caused by negligence damages adjacent properties, the owner can be sued. Good luck suing the Forest Service!
The Liberal Mind vs Facts Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 9:27 AM
The USFS is also hampered by extremists within the EPA that blocks brush clearing at every turn until they can do a study on soil erosion, protected species, or any other excuse they can manufacture to keep things "natural" as their gos, mother earth, intended.
midfielder2 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 9:51 AM
Actually, a $.25 an ear bounty on enviro-whackos would automatically take care of a lot of these problems.
Kali_Fred Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 10:20 AM
lol. You are pretty cheap though. During the colonial Indian wars, scalps could get $50 or more. I have to imagine that is probably $1000s in today's near worthless currency.
horselady1 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 11:14 AM
You guys...where most of these fires are burning, or have burned in the past you cannot begin to get equipment to them to "cut the underbrush". Unless you have backpacked, hunted or horse packed you have no idea what it would entail to even attempt such a ridiculous feat. And yes, if you removed all the "underbrush" as you call it we would have so much erosion problem that drinking water, lakes and towns would be flooded with millions of tons of silt. God created the forests and they function just fine and always have...we have controlled them too long when it comes too burning, that's all.
horselady1 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 11:16 AM
Now that's a thought...just kill each other off instead of working together. You betcha, we would trim down the population and not have a problem with people in the woods, then we could let 'er burn.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The smell of singed air here is inescapable. Less than 50 miles west of my neighborhood, the latest wildfire has spread across 1,100 acres. It's the fifth active blaze to erupt in our state over the past month. But ashes aren't the only things smoldering.

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