I’m always amazed at how the environmentalist put the planet above the people. The fires in California are yet another example of environmental rules gone wrong.
Some critics suggested that protests from environmentalists over prescribed burns contributed to the disaster, which came after the brush was allowed to build up for as much as 40 years.
“This brush was ready to explode,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich, whose district overlaps the forest. “The environmentalists have gone to the extreme to prevent controlled burns, and as a result we have this catastrophe today.”
Obtaining the necessary permits is a complicated process, and such efforts often draw protests from environmentalists.
Biologist Ileene Anderson with the Center for Biological Diversity, an environmental organization, said burn permits should be difficult to get because of the potential damage to air quality. Clearing chaparral by hand or machine must be closely scrutinized because it can hurt native species.
“Our air quality, for a variety of factors, doesn’t need to be further reduced by these controlled burns,” she said.
Do you feel the air quality was benefited with the ash that’s covering California right now? Do you think the air quality was worth the lives of 2 brave firefighters – you freaks. These tree huggers don’t care about the cost of lives, they only care about their agenda.
This isn’t the first time a violent fire has been blamed on the environmentalist. Remember the Australian bush fires that killed hundreds of people.
During question time at a packed community meeting in Arthurs Creek on Melbourne’s northern fringe, Warwick Spooner — whose mother Marilyn and brother Damien perished along with their home in the Strathewen blaze — criticised the Nillumbik council for the limitations it placed on residents wanting the council’s help or permission to clean up around their properties in preparation for the bushfire season. “We’ve lost two people in my family because you dickheads won’t cut trees down,” he said.
As someone with a firefighter in my family – this sickens me.