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How environmental groups fuel forest fires

John Karakoulakis writes in The Washington Examiner about how environmental groups have made forest fires worse.

The C3 Take
  • While climate change is extending droughts and fire seasons, far-left activists are making wildfires more damaging and destructive.
  • Activist groups hold up activities like prescribed burns and mechanical thinnings for years in court, which hurts forests, local communities, and the environment.
  • Congress should address this issue by decreasing the statute of limitations for these types of lawsuits.
  • Policymakers should also explore ways to increase public-private collaboration on forest management projects.

“Too often, their work is made much more difficult — if not impossible — by far-left environmental groups who use strategic lawsuits to prevent forest management activities from taking place. It’s time that elected officials in the nation’s capital put an end to these abusive lawsuits or, at a minimum, roll back some of the worst impacts.”

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The views and opinions expressed are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of C3.

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