I'm glad we aren't as cynical. All those people lost their homes, and some lost their lives. And their blood is on the hands of the environmentalists and their enablers.
Nonsense. Environmentalists didn't stand in the way of managing those forests properly. They objected to managing them improperly, at cross-purposes to the reasons why they were established in the first place. But the politicians were too enamored of political contributions from logging interests to honor those reasons, instead of trying to turn the forests into tree farms. The local politicians were too enamored or afraid of the developers to zone fire hazard areas against residential development. The developers were too enamored of potential profit to worry about building homes in a fire-hazard zone. And the people who bought them were too enamored of living in those areas to look around themselves and wonder, "What would happen in case of fire?"
Or is personal responsibility no longer a conservative value?