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How Obama Bureaucrats Fueled Western Wildfires

stangerinmyownland Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 11:45 AM
Remember the big Yellowstone fire that was allowed to burn itself out without any attempt to stop the spread? For years, Federal policy in certain parks was not to interfere with "nature". This is simply an extension of radical evironmentalism that believes that mankind is somehow a stranger to the planet and should not interfere with the natural process. If a few of the alien bipedals get killed in the process, sad but necessary. Jim in Oregon
Torr Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 7:38 PM
You have that right Jim.

1988, if i recall. There were MANY things we could have done to curb the growth of the 6 or 7 devastating wildfires that ripped through the area, were it not for regulations that "prohibited" us from doing things like using crawler tractors to put in fire breaks. (We probably could have even prevented the damage done by the flames racing through the town of Cook City.

Many Elk, Bear, Deer, Buffalo, Fox, and other wildlife survived the initial fires, only to starve to death because the fires destroyed their food sources. Stupid is as stupid does.

I've never felt so "able" to help, but prevented from doing so.
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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