Blame must be shared
I have been quiet for a long time but that doesn’t mean that I have not been watching and reading.
We moved to the Bitterroot Valley 44 years ago. At that time there was a lot of logging and lots of PILT money from logging for schools and for roads. There were also several log home businesses in the valley. So no logging, no PILT money. (PILT – payment in lieu of taxes) on forest government land. All of the lumber mills and log home places went out of business because of the many lawsuits to stop logging and also against spraying the trees. Now we have a lot of bug infested timber, all dead and dry. If there is a fire it will be bad, as we are in a dry cycle.
Climate change is a natural event and a very small percentage is human caused (0.04 percent). Would we not have climate change, which is now warming, we would still be in the Ice Age.
True, they are finally allowing some logging of bug-killed trees, but it should have been taken care of years ago, but it was always obstructed
So don’t blame the Republicans for everything; it seems to me that the Democrats did their share.