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The politics of fire

From the Independent Voter Network comes a detailed seven-part story on the politics of fire, focusing on San Diego and the “decade-long effort to convince intransigent government officials that science matters and that the region’s native chaparral ecosystem has value. In the name of fire protection, the county attempted to establish a plan that could have allowed it to clear tens of thousands of acres of native habitat without proper oversight as required by the California Environmental Quality Act The story is timely because of the current politicization of science in the United States and the impact that process can have on public policy. The story also provides valuable lessons to activists dealing with the enforcement of environmental law.”

The Struggle Between Science & Ideology in San Diego County

Academic Nonsense

Huge fires are natural

Denying the science

Fire gets worse

This is not it

Attempting an end run

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