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Saturday, January 17, 2009


In wildfire news today, the judge presiding over the Esperanza Fire arson case dealt prosecutors a setback to their plan of attack, but in the meantime, over $4 million has been allocated to mitigate wildfires in Lake Tahoe, while the USFS released a plan with an even larger price tag for other parts of Nevada, as shown by the following article. An Op-Ed from Washington state recounts steps Australians take to stay and defend their property, followed by an Op-Ed from a FEMA representative discussing removal of beetle-killed pines in Colorado. Yet another Op-Ed, this time from Utah, where the author argues for the combining of three federal agencies with overlapping responsibilities. Two articles out of Pakistan discuss the recent wildfire in Margalla Hills National Park, followed by one from Australia where a new bushfire has broken out in Queensland.

Judge rules against prosecutors in Esperanza Fire case

$4.3 million targeted to reduce Tahoe fire threat

Agency plans fire protection near Carson

Column: Aussies assume risks living in ‘the bush’

FEMA responds to beetle wildfire threat criticism

Now is the time for land management to make more sense

Margalla fire exposes performance of CDA, Forest Department

Margalla Hills National Park - Fire set by locals to clear land for livestock, says official

Fire crews battle large bushfire in Qld

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