Jonathan Wood writes in The Hill about how lawsuits harm forest management.
- Last month legislation which shields the U.S. Forest Service from disruptive lawsuits expired, which could threaten key environmental progress.
- While climate change is in part responsible for the wildfire crisis, outdated regulations and onerous lawsuits are making it harder to actively manage forests which makes wildfires worse.
- These lawsuits stall or stop critical forest restoration and management projects like mechanical thinnings and prescribed burns.
- To preserve our natural environment, federal and state lawmakers must modernize regulations to bring more forest management projects online and protect forest workers against harmful lawsuits.
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