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US Forests Are Burning Up Amid An ‘Epidemic’ Of Dead Trees. Experts Say To Cut More Down

US Forests Are Burning Up Amid An ‘Epidemic’ Of Dead Trees. Experts Say To Cut More Down

By MICHAEL BASTASCH | Energy Editor . Forestry experts say a major reason for massive wildfires is there are too many trees in U.S. forests. The answer to this problem, somewhat paradoxically, is more logging, experts say. “It’s a bit counter-intuitive, but we cut more trees,” one forestry expert said. Forests are an iconic feature […]

Western Caucus Members Condemn Obstructionism; Urge Adoption of Active Forest Management Provisions in Farm Bill Negotiations

Western Caucus Members Condemn Obstructionism; Urge Adoption of Active Forest Management Provisions in Farm Bill Negotiations

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Congressional Western Caucus issued a bipartisan press release urging inclusion of key forestry provisions in the final version of the Farm Bill and condemning obstruction of active management policies by Senate Democrats: Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01): “Following one of the most devastating wildfires in our nation’s history, […]

A serious climate opportunity: Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate?

A serious climate opportunity: Why does government refuse to do the one thing that would help our forests and climate?

  . By Greg Walcher For years, politicians have waged war on coal, stifled oil and gas production, and advocated carbon taxes and other extreme measures to reduce carbon dioxide, while ignoring one of the most important things they could do to help. It reminds me of my own lifelong battle with weight and the […]