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How Obama Bureaucrats Fueled Western Wildfires

Sword of Light Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 1:35 PM
The sloppy management of our tanker fleet. How about promoting and funding preventive measures like controlled burns and brush-clearing? How about allowing logging companies to thin our forests out?
Anthony444 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 2:20 PM
Before all the high tech inventions, and rules to protect the back country, Boy Scouts and fishermen used to go out and gather down wood to burn for cooking and camp fires. It helped to keep areas we
taveled in from becoming the brush piles that are fueling the major burns we see now. One of these
super fires kills more wildlife and trees than any human intervention excepting a clear cut.

If corporate loggers had not pushed clear cutting, and had acted on their own to protect the most majestic of old growth trees, maybe the environmental wackos wouldn't have been so successful in
shutting down logging etc.?
3129 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 4:34 PM
The environmental wackos do not care about our forests. They want power. They want to take over the entire government and convert it to a peoples republic. Viva la revolucion.
Paulus Textor Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 2:11 PM
Yup. Private logging companies--especially when the OWN THE LAND--have powerful incentives to take care of their land. Why invest millions in large tracts of forest, only to see it literally "go up in smoke"?

Controlled burns are one tool at their disposal. Introducing large ruminants (cattle, sheep), and ensuring the health of existing herds of ruminants (deer, elk), both tend to prevent catastrophic fires, by keeping low-growing brush cropped back, removing tinder.
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.

The Obama administration's neglect of the federal government's aerial tanker fleet raises acrid questions about its core public safety priorities. Bipartisan complaints goaded the White House into signing a Band-Aid fix last week. But it smacks more of election-year gesture politics: Too little, too late, too fake.

Ten years ago, the feds had a...