Reminds me of the rice fields burning in the central valley of California. That was back in the 80’s. Don’t know if they still do it, but...
Burning of slash piles after cleaning up the forest floor is another on the list. I’m not agin it, but like you I’m agin an unelected bureaucracy telling individuals what they can and can’t while allowing the much larger issues to go unchallenged.
I’m of the opinion that all unelected bureaucracies should be done away with.
As a retired Military you are most aware of beauracrats.
Why retire way up north instead of Florida or Arizona like most?