Power outages have become a way of life for Californians this fire season. Pacific Gas and Electric cut the power to nearly 3 million residents in Northern and Central California in a preemptive attempt to minimize wildfire risk during high winds and dry conditions, and the fires that erupted in Ventura, Los Angeles, Riverside, […]
Wildfires are claiming lives and destroying property across California. As they flee the deadly blazes, Californians should be aware that federal bureaucrats make such fires more likely to occur. Consider the case of U.S. Navy veteran Joe Robertson in Jefferson County, Montana. Robertson’s property was vulnerable to fires, so he built small protection ponds […]
To begin to truly solve the underlying problem, lawmakers and regulatory policymakers must recognize how government intervention has made things worse.
Policymakers need to re-evaluate the effectiveness of controlled burning for managing future forest fires.