Firefighters are battling two major fires. The Camp Fire in Butte County in Northern California has burned 125,000 acres and destroyed over 7,100 structures. The Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in Southern California has burned 96,000 acres and destroyed 435 structures. Neither is more than 355 contained.
OPINION: The costs of wildfires, in terms of risks to human life and health, property damage, and state and federal dollars, are devastating, and they are only likely to increase unless we better address the risks of wildfires and reduce our activities that lead to further climate change.
OPINION: Years ago environmentalist lobbies ideologically opposed to economic growth put the screws to California’s once-thriving wood-harvesting industry. New federal and state regulations came into effect make it increasingly difficult for the industry to operate.
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