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Trump Is Creating More Problems When It Comes to Wildfire
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Trump Is Creating More Problems When It Comes to Wildfire

Ryan Richards explains how a recent executive order will cause more problems for communities and national forests that face wildfires.

Mere hours before the government shutdown began last month, President Trump slipped through an executive order on forest management that will leave communities and forests vulnerable to future wildfires.

Just months after some of the most catastrophic fires in this nation’s history, the president’s action undercuts bedrock environmental laws and significantly increases the amount of timber — by almost one billion board-feet, more than 30 percent above recent levels — that should be logged in national forests each year.

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Ryan Richards

Former Senior Policy Analyst, Public Lands