Hannah Downey, Holly Fretwell
The question of how to manage wildfires is a hot one as fire can be both constructive and destructive.
Citizens in the West have little say on how most of their land is managed. Some western states are beginning to fight for custody.
New Forest Service policy calls for more sustainability even for communities and recreation. Trying to make everything sustainable simply makes no sense.
Holly Fretwell, Shawn Regan
Federal Land management has largely led to poor stewardship. Permanenty funding the Land and Water Conservation Act to provide $900 miilion annually for more land purchases is a bad decison. The feds should focus on managing the 25 pecent of the US that they already own.
PERC's Roger Meiners writes that calls for massive changes in all aspects of modern life from transportation to food production in order to reduce carbon emissions are unrealistic. Repeated failures of such utopian experiments suggests extreme caution.
Stimulus spending for green jobs is short sighted. The solar panels produced can make electricty for less, but will eventually cost more to replace.
July 12, 2002 By Holly Lippke Fretwell
Holly Fretwell, Linda Platts
June 26, 2002 By Linda Platts and Holly Lippke Fretwell