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Prioritize Forest Management to Reduce Wildfire Risk
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Prioritize Forest Management to Reduce Wildfire Risk

We cannot ignore the current and future impact of climate change on wildfires and other extreme weather events. But focusing solely on climate change misses the forest for the trees. If we ignore forest management and restoration, we’ll have far fewer of them.

Regulatory overhaul is key to the clean energy transition
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Regulatory overhaul is key to the clean energy transition

Devin Hartman of R Street writes in The Hill that regulatory overhaul is key to the clean energy transition. “The problem isn’t the private sector’s unwillingness to spend, but a regulatory structure that deters private investment and insulates incumbent utilities from competition.” Read the full article here.

Conservatives need real climate realism
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Conservatives need real climate realism

"Those kinds of initiatives do not require that conservatives adopt the most dire projections regarding greenhouse gas emissions and their effects. They are just the kinds of policies that would be justified even if warming were to proceed in the mid-to moderate part of the ranges that the IPCC projects."

A Jobs-Killing Civilian Climate Corps Is Not the Way To Fix Climate Change
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A Jobs-Killing Civilian Climate Corps Is Not the Way To Fix Climate Change

"The backlog of forest restoration projects suggests that there are issues on public lands that really need to be addressed, but that is not an argument for creating a vast new federal bureaucracy with as many as 1.5 million government employees. Public projects, such as roads, ports, schools, sewers, and dikes, are usually built by private companies, not by a new Civilian Construction Corps."

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