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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:50 PM

Federal shutdown halts controlled burns Cleveland National Forest

Source: East County Magazine

Putting all San Diego County residents at higher risk of a major wildfire, winter controlled burning of two to three thousand acres in Cleveland National Forest have been put on hold due to the federal shutdown, fire officials have advised ECM news partner 10 News.

The announcement reveals the hypocrisy of the Trump administration, coming one day after President Donald Trump tweeted that he ordered FEMA to halt funds for California Wildfire victims due to forest management concerns. Trump previously claimed without substantiation that lack of forest clearing on state lands contributed to last yearís devastating fire storms, a claim the stateís top fire officials have debunked as false.

But by canceling critical prescribed burns during our short rainy season, the only time such burns are safe to conduct, the Trump administrationís actions potentially put all San Diego County residentsí lives and safety at risk since past major firestorms have stared in East County and swiftly spread westward, fueled by strong winds, dry conditions and heavy vegetation. (photo, right: smoke from previous controlled burn in East County)

Cleveland National Forest spans three counties in Southern California: San Diego, Orange and Riverside. Last year, the Holy fire started in Cleveland National Forest, charring over 23,000 acres in Riverside and Orange Counties, also injuring three firefighters and destroying 18 buildings.
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Read more: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/federal-shutdown-halts-controlled-burns-cleveland-national-forest



Looks like Trump is trying to kill us all in California -- taking away controlled burns to prevent major wildfires--right after taking away FEMA funds to help California wildfire victims and blaming CA for not doing enough forest clearing. He's a homicidal hypocrite!

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tclambert Jan 11 #4

Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 08:56 PM

1. Shutdown!

Our payments to the Fed.

Go ahead and fuck with us!

We are California! Go ahead punk!

Do you feel lucky?


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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:12 PM

2. I know it's not feasible

But if our new governor suspended tax payments to the federal government and direct employers to no longer withhold federal payments except for FICA. Take that money and pay furloughed California Fed employees.

I can dream of the ultimate revenge.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 09:26 PM

3. Good dream.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 01:15 AM

4. Trump says you should just rake up the leaves

in all the goddamn forests!

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