Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Radical Environmentalists Destroy the Very Environment They Claim to Save
"Environment Protection Up In Smoke" wrote Terry L. Anderson, President of Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Mont., and a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
Find the whole article in the 9/18/12 edition of the WSJ. I've written many blogs on this subject and Mr. Anderson pretty much sums up why the huge, costly in lives lost, property destroyed and the very trees these radicals pretend to preserve.
"Dead wood and brush fuels wildfires. Too bad lawsuits keep the Forest Service from thinning out the trees. Removing the fuel reduces the likelihood of fires, and if fires do break out, makes them easier to fight. Meanwhile, the suppression of fires costs the federal government nearly $2.5 billion annually.
A 2007 study by the federally funded Center For Atmospheric Research found that "large wildfires can pump as much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in just a few weeks as do cars in these areas in an entire year."
A start to cut the "Gordian knot" would require environmental groups to post a size able bond when they file lawsuits.....
Amen, and sizeable bond should be in the millions of dollars to be forfeited if the fires burn while the lawsuit is in progress.