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Wildfires in the West36:17

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The West is on fire again this summer and this time environmentalists find themselves in the hot seat.

Critics argue lawsuits against proposed forest thinning projects have led to unprecedented fire dangers. Environmentalists counter that it is just politics as usual and more evidence that America doesn't have a viable fire policy.

This hour, the red-hot debate: should all wildfires be put out? Is it time to reconsider policies on controlled burns?


Steve Holmer, Campaign Coordinator for The American Lands Alliance

This program aired on June 24, 2002.

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