Sunday, July 08, 2012

"Incompetent forest management and lawsuit happy green thugs"

This summer I have read at least one book from each of the big three. The big three are the big three conservative women authors and bloggers: Michelle Malkin, Ann Coulter, and Laura Ingraham. I just finished Michelle's Culture of Corruption. She covers in great detail the Clintons, the Obamas, and all their corrupt cronies.

Recently Michelle's family had to be evacuated from their home in Waldo Canyon west of Colorado Springs. Thanks to recent rains, they have now been allowed to return. She writes about it and fights back against hucksters like Al Gore, who claim the fires were caused by global warming.

She writes, "Radical green efforts to block logging and timber sales in national forests since the 1990s are the real culprits. Wildlife mitigation experts point to incompetent forest management and militant opposition to thinning the timber fuel supply.

Another symptom of green obstructionism: widespread bark beetle infestations. The U.S. Forest Service itself reported last year:
“During the last part of the 20th century, widespread treatments in lodgepole pine stands that would have created age class diversity, enhanced the vigor of remaining trees, and improved stand resiliency to drought or insect attack — such as timber harvest and thinning — lacked public acceptance. Proposals for such practices were routinely appealed and litigated, constraining the ability of the Forest Service to manage what had become large expanses of even-aged stands susceptible to a bark beetle outbreak.”

Capitulation to lawsuit-happy green thugs, in others, undermined “public acceptance” of common sense, biodiversity-preserving and lifesaving timber harvest and thinning practices.

Local, state and federal officials offered effusive praise for my fellow Colorado Springs residents who engaged in preventive mitigation efforts in their neighborhoods. The government flacks said it made a life-and-death difference. Yet, litigious environmental groups have sabotaged such mitigation efforts at the national level — in effect, creating an explosive tinderbox out of the West.

Stoking global warming alarms may make for titillating headlines and posh Al Gore confabs. But it’s a human blame avoidance strategy rooted in ideological extremism and flaming idiocy."

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1 comment:

Terri Wagner said...

It is an odd thing that environmentalists actually hurt the earth they intend to assist. Another weird cult religion?