I look out my office window everyday at a mountain range here in SoCal with square miles of dead fir trees. Enviroweenies wouldn't let the diseased trees be cut down. Now we have another fire season, another year of drought and I pray to God we don't have the another horror like last year.
I agree with your sentiments, but I would suggest that prayer may not be enough in this case.
So many wildfires are set by people, just for a thrill or some other sick reason, that we can, unfortunately, be fairly well assured that it WILL happen again this year.
A few things to consider:
1. Mandatory death penalties for arsonists who set fires resulting in the death of a human.
2. Mandatory life sentences for other convicted arsonists.
3. A class-action suit against the U.S. Forest service for extreme negligence
4. Criminal charges for gross negligence and the willful endangerment of life for the directors of the U.S. Forest Service.
Anyone else care to add to the list? :-)
posted on 05/11/2004 12:10:11 AM PDT
Essentially all the piñons in Northern New Mexico are now dead standing firewood. I'm not sure the dead trees are a greater hazard than the living in that they contain less oil. The dreaded Bark Beetle wiped out hundreds of square miles of trees this last two years.
I had to remove 13 from around the house. The County and FEMA suggested that I do so (but they paid for the removal.)
posted on 05/14/2004 9:16:54 AM PDT
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