2 Replies to “Who to Blame for the Dixie Fire: Hint- It’s Not Just PG&E”

  1. I will believe always and forever that the unhinged approach and influence of environmentalists in public policy, over regulating and drastically reducing of logging, failing to thin and clean our forests, closing and/or eradicating logging/fire roads and using the excuses of protecting certain fish, spotted owls or salamanders to keep from properly managing our forest lands, played an incredibly significant role in getting us to where we are today. My opinion of course, others are entitled to theirs.

    1. It’s funny how people can look at the same thing and come to opposite conclusions. From our perspective, if we had listened to environmentalists years ago, we would have a higher proportion of old growth trees in forests, which are fire resistant and also absorb large quantities of carbon dioxide. If we had allowed more underburning in our forest over the years- even at some risk to structures- there would be less risk of catastrophic wildfire. From our perspective, fire suppression, clearcut and old growth logging, and climate warming are responsible for the destruction of Greenville and the mega fires we are witnessing. Check out the “Timber Wars” podcast – an in-depth examination of the two sides.

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