Ryan Zinke rips ‘radical environmental groups’ over California fires – CNNPolitics

Ryan Zinke rips ‘radical environmental groups’ over California fires – CNNPolitics

Chad Hanson, a research ecologist with the John Muir Project and a national director of the Sierra Club, has pushed back against the Trump administration’s reasoning for the devastation.
“It is deeply troubling that Trump and his administration would support logging as a way to curb fires when studies have shown it’s ineffective,” Hanson wrote in a CNN op-ed over the weekend. “In the most comprehensive scientific analysis conducted on the issue of forest management and fire intensity — which looked at more than 1,500 fires on tens of millions of acres across the Western United States over three decades — we found that forests with the fewest environmental protections and the most logging actually tend to burn much more intensely, not less.”

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