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Obama targets climate change in wildfire strategy
The Hill ^ | April 9, 2014 | By Timothy Cama

Posted on 04/09/2014 4:40:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The Obama administration released a comprehensive strategy document Wednesday aimed at reducing wildfires, which it says are being exacerbated by climate change.

The strategy recommends preventive measures like controlled burns, municipal and state zoning to reduce the effects of sprawl and incorporating watersheds into local management plans.

“As climate change spurs extended droughts and longer fire seasons, this collaborative wildfire blueprint will help us restore forests and rangelands to make communities less vulnerable to catastrophic fire,” said Jack Boots, acting chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climategate; failure; globalwarming; glowbullwarming; hoax; socialism

1 posted on 04/09/2014 4:40:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Didn’t he cut 19 fire bomber airplanes last year?


2 posted on 04/09/2014 4:45:38 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The deceit of this gang never ceases to surprise. After exacerbating wildfire incidence through poor management practices they now want to blame it all on global warming and increase their footprint and authority to do even more harm.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 4:47:07 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

All this stuff is already being done. Maybe they should hire one of those guys who used to go around claiming to be a rainmaker.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 4:47:20 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It's called forestry. And clearing trails.

Re-establish the CCC camps and get some work out of these lazy kids.

Or use prisoners instead of letting them sit around on their butts.......and put chains on their legs.

5 posted on 04/09/2014 4:47:41 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

6 posted on 04/09/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“As climate change spurs extended droughts and longer fire seasons, ...,” said Jack Boots, acting chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.

Just a bald-faced lie.

7 posted on 04/09/2014 4:48:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


8 posted on 04/09/2014 4:49:00 PM PDT by abclily
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

UN Agenda 21.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 4:51:51 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
...Jack Boots, acting chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.

Tell me this is not this moron's real name.

10 posted on 04/09/2014 4:56:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a pantload.


11 posted on 04/09/2014 4:59:46 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

OK it’s actually Mike Boots


12 posted on 04/09/2014 5:01:46 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Typo ...


13 posted on 04/09/2014 5:03:51 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Will Bowbama stop lightning? Will he be able to stop careless campers? And, “Who’ll Stop The Rain?”


14 posted on 04/09/2014 5:05:59 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Amerika has fallen down the rabbit hole.

We live in bizarro world.

And the idiocracy believes any lie this POS spews.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 5:07:13 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

Damn enviro-whackos caused the “increase” in destructive wildfire’s by opposing controlled burn. Now, the idiots in charge have come up with a brilliant strategy to combat wildfires. Controlled burning.

Is this from the Onion?


16 posted on 04/09/2014 5:14:03 PM PDT by saleman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Envirowienies will not allow controlled burns. They tie them up in court nearly every time. The Forest Service today gets stopped nearly every time they propose controlled burns for fire prone areas.

Politicians will not limit “sprawl”, it is part of their and their supporter’s cash cow. Not gonna let that land just sit there when millions of dollars can be pocketed by developing it.


17 posted on 04/09/2014 5:15:01 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a load - the Gummn’t has 100+ years of doing everything in its power to prevent forest burns and what do you expect.

Additionally, all the tree huggers who build houses in the middle of the forest and do no mitigation haven’t helped. [Are you one of them? Go to Firewise.org and read up on it.]

As a friend in the Idaho Dept of Forestry recently said: “We’d be lots better off if we stood out front of Home Depot and gave away a free chainsaw to every Tom, Dick, and Harry with a pickup truck and told ‘em to cut all they wanted in the forest.”
tno


18 posted on 04/09/2014 5:16:51 PM PDT by QBFimi (/...o.o/.o...ooo/...o.o...o/ooo/...o.o/.o/ooo.//o..o./. o.)
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To: Sacajaweau
It's called forestry.... And clearing trails. Or use prisoners instead of letting them sit around on their butts.......and put chains on their legs.

They do here where I live.

19 posted on 04/09/2014 5:29:07 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: TigersEye

Islamics create longer and more severe fire seasons.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 5:58:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Jack Boots, acting chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.

Are we sure he isn’t up for head of the ATF??


21 posted on 04/09/2014 5:59:30 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Louis Foxwell

“The deceit of this gang never ceases to surprise. After exacerbating wildfire incidence through poor management practices they now want to blame it all on global warming and increase their footprint and authority to do even more harm.”.

Definitely nailed it here. Living near heavily forested “federal land”, we see evidence of this every day. A major tornado tore through our area and severely damaged many acres of federal and private timbered lands. The feds left the debris on their lands claiming it is good wildlife habitat while private land owners, knowing full well the high potential for wildfires cleaned up their lands. Wildlife is abundant on BOTH types of land in this area.


22 posted on 04/09/2014 6:48:14 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: abclily

They don’t. They just want all that money they can get any way they can get it.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 6:52:00 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Anything is solved if we only GIVE THEM MONEY


24 posted on 04/09/2014 6:52:53 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

OK, I get it.

Moochelle with the hat, 2 kids, and o-bambi.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 7:20:47 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I will take a shot w/o reading...government at whatever level takes over and reduces freedom.


26 posted on 04/09/2014 7:44:03 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Odd. Slash and burn has a long history in Kenya.


27 posted on 04/09/2014 10:44:25 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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