From the Ashes

Karl Davies karl at
Tue Jan 16 18:16:29 EST 2001

Passing this on from Taxpayers for Common Sense:

As you may know, the 2000 fire season was the most expensive fire season
in decades. The federal government spent a record $1.6 billion fighting
the most severe wildfires our nation has ever seen:

>From the Ashes: Reducing the Harmful Effects and Rising Costs of Western
Wildfires, a new report by Taxpayers for Common Sense, finds that
federal mismanagement of National Forests was largely responsible for
the enormous costs of managing these fires. The report details policy
recommendations for the new Congress and the new Administration that
could increase the effectiveness of firefighting while reducing wasteful
spending. Please take a few moments to view the report. It's available
online in HTML and PDF formats at .

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