Utah congressman calls wildfire budget plan 'missed opportunity'

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  • drich Green River, Utah
    March 26, 2018 7:05 a.m.

    Environmentalists along with the BLM will stop any harvest of dying and dead wood fuel. The boulder mountains is prime example.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 25, 2018 2:46 p.m.

    Maybe earmarking $20 billion for forest fire stuff is a good idea.

    But, when we are already $21 trillion in debt it is a really bad idea. Unless of course they can actually cut about 10 times that much from other automatic payment programs to cover the cost of this.

    Remember, as the economy improves and interest rates climb, the interest on that $21 trillion debt will grow as well, demanding even more money just for that every year. Not to mention the laughable thought that we can (even if we wanted to) actually paid off any or all of that debt.

    Congress gets failing marks for their fiscal irresponsibility. Even though the entire Utah delegation except for the senior Senator had the good sense to vote against the latest bloated omnibus spending bill.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    March 25, 2018 1:45 p.m.

    Any wildfire plan should begin with harvesting dead and dying timber.
    Talk about a no brainer !