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  •  From the way I hear it, (4+ / 0-)

    the timber industry runs the Forest Service. Under Bush, it's no longer about wise resource management -- it's about how much access can we give to the lumber companies, regardless of the impact to the environment.

    Regarding the hearing, we often hear from the Bushies that it's necessary to go in and clear out underbrush. But since the timber industry doesn't care about shrubs and underbrush, then end up thinning the mature trees during this process, and that increases the chance of wildfire because it drys out the forest by removing the protective canopy.

    I'd like some discussion about the clearing out of underbrush and if it really helps reduce the wildfires in every situation.

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    by Naturegal on Wed Oct 31, 2007 at 08:28:02 AM PDT

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