Saturday, August 18, 2018
Zinke's Stinky Ideas On California Fires
Among the worst in the Swamp Cabinet is Ryan "Stinky" Zinke, Interior Secretary. He's anti-environmental protections, a climate change denier, and a big proponent of selling off public lands and/or allowing private logging, mining, and drilling.
Last night, an acquaintance with a right-wing bent echoed the Zinke-Trump logic, 'splaining to me that "you just can't have 80,000 acres of forest with no fire break." Oh, OK. Whatever you say, John Muir.
I say, why the hell can't you have 80,000 acres of forest? This continent was once covered in forests before human beings started "managing natural resources." Even today we have many national forests with millions of acres of trees. Ohio's dinky Wayne National Forest has 240,000 square acres of trees.
And, Mr. Zinke, the solution is not to pave paradise and put up a parking lot.