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The Fire This Time
The Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 21 June, 2002 | Staff

Posted on 06/21/2002 8:58:38 PM PDT by brityank

Edited on 04/22/2004 11:46:40 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

In December 1995, a storm hit the Six Rivers National Forest in northern California, tossing dead trees across 35,000 acres and creating dangerous fire conditions. For three years local U.S. Forest Service officials labored to clean it up, but they were blocked by environmental groups and federal policy. In 1999 the time bomb blew: A fire roared over the untreated land and 90,000 more acres.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: enviralists; esa; forestfires; gop; green; greens; landgrab; reuters; usforestservice; wildfire
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To: eFudd
Sue them for the cost of fighting and the clean up and the damage of the recent fires in Colorado and Arizona.

Wouldn't that be great!
But it wouldn't get past the first gate -- 'Act of God'; and since the government has effectively banned God from our political, legislative, and judicial venues, acts of omission and commission with respect to Him have no standing at the 'Bar of Justice'.

21 posted on 06/23/2002 4:10:37 AM PDT by brityank
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To: brityank
It really would not have to get past the first gate.

It would just have to tie up their time and resources fighting it. Just bleed them to death financially.

It is the same tactic they use against people who want to be productive.

Forest fires, oddly enough are part of nature. There are some species of fir whose cones do not even open up and drop their seeds unless they are exposed to the heat of a forest fire.

22 posted on 06/23/2002 7:15:57 AM PDT by eFudd
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To: farmfriend; Carry_Okie
Stunt Ranch has a nice write-up on the benefits of fire in the woodlands.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LESSONS OF FIRE?

  • Fire hastens the recycling of nutrients necessary for plant life
  • Plants are adapted to fire and dependent on it
  • Some spectacular wildflowers will bloom only after a fire
  • Indians used fire to take advantage of its benefits
  • Fire helps control pests and plant diseases
  • Fire actually helps to protect wildlife by providing rich food sources

23 posted on 06/23/2002 8:08:30 AM PDT by brityank
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To: brityank
Sue them for the cost of fighting and the clean up and the damage of the recent fires in Colorado and Arizona.

Clinton EO 12986 exempted all NGO members of the IUCN from civil liability. Totally unconstitutional and still not reversed.

24 posted on 06/23/2002 10:33:06 AM PDT by Carry_Okie
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