A previous post of mine needed to be updated what with the kerfuffle over Trump’s remark regarding the fires in California and the “blow back” from the firefighters complaining about his remark. Let’s take a look from B-ville last Summer. Note the word arson has been stricken from any conversation.
In September 2016, Governor Brown vetoed SB 1463, a bill in the California legislature which would have required the California Public Utilities Commission to prioritize areas at increased risk from overhead wires in their management of wildfires.
Also note the infamous Delta Smelt budget was not cut… this endangered specie causing the water shutdown thus causing the drought in the lush farmland of Central California.
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Think about it. Will the media report this?
As California burns, many Californians have been asking why the dramatic increase in wildfires in the last five years? Except for Governor Jerry Brown. Governor Brown claims that devastating fires are the “new normal.” Supporting Obama-era regulations have resulted in the new normal: an endless and devastating fire season.
What’s the significance of 2012?
Obama-Era Eco-Terrorism through Environmental Regulations
Under Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, “the Obama administration finalized a rule governing the management of 193 million acres of national forests and grasslands, establishing a new blueprint to guide everything from logging to recreation and renewable energy development,” The Washington Post reported in 2012. “The rule will serve as the guiding document for individual forest plans, which spell out exactly how these lands can be used.”
These Obama-era regulations introduced excessive layers of bureaucracy that blocked proper forest management and increased environmentalist litigation and costs — a result of far too many radical environmentalists, bureaucrats, Leftist politicians and judicial activists who would rather let forests burn than let anyone thin out overgrown trees or let professional loggers harvest usable timber left from beetle infestation, or selectively cut timber.
In a 2016 Townhall column, Paul Driessen explains:
Eco-purists want no cutting, no thinning – no using fire retardants in “sensitive” areas because the chemicals might get into streams that will be boiled away by conflagrations. They prevent homeowners from clearing brush around their homes, because it might provide cover or habitat for endangered species and other critters that will get incinerated or lose their forage, prey and habitats in the next blaze. They rarely alter their policies during drought years.
The resulting fires are not the “forest-rejuvenating” blazes of environmentalist lore. They are cauldron-hot conflagrations that exterminate wildlife habitats, roast bald eagle and spotted owl fledglings alive in their nests, boil away trout and trout streams, leave surviving animals to starve, and incinerate every living organism in already thin soils … that then get washed away during future downpours and snow melts. Areas incinerated by such fires don’t recover their arboreal biodiversity for decades.
Read the full thing over at the Daily Wire that covers the works on this terrible practice.
A comment by Skip Patel
Italy, Israel and Greece have I.D.’d our Musim friends as the cause of their infernos. (Have you noticed that the US Media no longer mentions the “A” word? ARSON!
Here’s an oldie but goodie from the U.S. Marines (2005):
PYRO-TERRORISM—THE THREAT OF ARSON INDUCED FOREST FIRES AS A FUTURE TERRORIST WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION
ROBERT ARTHUR BAIRD – MAJOR ROBERT ARTHUR BAIRD UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
ISIS, Al Qaeda and similar humanitarian groups have been posting Arson Instructions in their glossy magazines for over a decade.
ISIS Details Devastation of California Wildfires in Caliphate Newsletter https://is.gd/qHmTsK
ISIS calls for ‘arson jihad’, singles out Texas megachurch in latest magazine http://bit.ly/2jvExBq
Al Qaeda Magazine Calls for Firebomb Campaign in Montana & US https://is.gd/dfx9It