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Treehuggers responsible for California wildfires

Story here.  Excerpt:

Federal authorities failed to follow through on plans earlier this year to burn away highly flammable brush in a forest on the edge of Los Angeles to avoid the very kind of wildfire now raging there, The Associated Press has learned.

Months before the huge blaze erupted, the U.S. Forest Service obtained permits to burn away the undergrowth and brush on more than 1,700 acres of the Angeles National Forest. But just 193 acres had been cleared by the time the fire broke out, Forest Service resource officer Steve Bear said.

The agency defended its efforts, saying weather, wind and environmental rules tightly limit how often these “prescribed burns” can be conducted.

Some critics suggested that protests from environmentalists over prescribed burns contributed to the disaster, which came after the brush was allowed to build up for as much as 40 years.

“This brush was ready to explode,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whose district overlaps the forest. “The environmentalists have gone to the extreme to prevent controlled burns, and as a result we have this catastrophe today.”

Obtaining the necessary permits is a complicated process, and such efforts often draw protests from environmentalists.

Biologist Ileene Anderson with the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental organization, said burn permits should be difficult to get because of the potential damage to air quality. Clearing chaparral by hand or machine must be closely scrutinized because it can hurt native species.

“Our air quality, for a variety of factors, doesn’t need to be further reduced by these controlled burns,” she said.

Right, because the air quality is much better when raging fires get out of control like the current one.

Putting the “mental” in “environmentalism”!

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September 3, 2009 - Posted by | California, environuts

2 Comments »

  1. “The environmentalists have gone to the extreme to prevent controlled burns, and as a result we have this catastrophe today.”
    It’s Mother Nature’s way of cleaning up after the “environmental idiots”!

    Comment by tnjack | September 4, 2009

  2. Smokie Bear has lost his job to the green nut a realy wacko thing

    Comment by SPURWING PLOVER | April 11, 2011


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