This comes as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is being accused of using the deadly Camp Fire to advance provisions in a new farm bill. The bill seeks to make logging in federal forests easier by fast-tracking forest management projects and removing the environmental review process. While visiting Paradise this week, Zinke suggested that thinning forests could help prevent wildfires. But recent studies have found that logged forests with low environmental protections experience more destructive wildfires.
Zinke Promotes Logging While Visiting Wildfire-Devastated Area
HeadlineNov 30, 2018