Federal forest policies one big reason for worsening wildfires across U.S.

Over 60 years of total fire suppression policy led to more intense fires that are more dangerous and difficult to extinguish. The cost of fire suppression, unsurprisingly, has increased from 16 to over 50 percent of the U.S. Forest Service’s annual budget. Government wildfire policy has actually made fires worse Wildfires are currently burning in several southeastern states, threatening homes and businesses and resulting […]

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Mainstream media fiddle as the South burns

Because it’s not happening in New York or D.C. or Los Angeles, it doesn’t really count as news. When a few snowflakes begin to fall in Washington, it’s a national emergency. When Los Angeles has a lot of traffic on Thanksgiving, it requires an international APB. But when tens of thousands of acres are burning in the South following months of drought, […]

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Forest Service claims Trail of Tears destruction to ‘dissuade’ off-roading

Fallout from Forest Service damage to Trail of Tears escalates The fallout continues after the construction more than two years ago of 35 earthen berms along almost a mile of the Trail of Tears in the Cherokee National Forest. A whistle-blower group has now called for an independent investigation, and the Tennessee Historical Commission has withdrawn from a 2005 cultural […]

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Historic Cherokee ‘Trail of Tears’ intentionally damaged by Forest Service

U.S. Forest Service admits damaging recently-preserved section of Trail of Tears by Ben Benton Times Free Press COKER CREEK, Tenn. — A section of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail in the Cherokee National Forest preserved just two years ago is the victim of damage caused by its federal protectors, the U.S. Forest Service. Forest Service officials admit the […]

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