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Friday, May 16, 2014


United States

(1) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Ed Keating, a Senior Economist at RAND Corporation, sent along a blog entry which discusses some important aspects of the US Forest Service's deployment of a CL-415 air-tanker in the wake of a study on the topic he authored
Fighting Fires From Above

(2) Wildfire NOTD subscriber Chris Mehl, Director of Public Policy at Headwaters Economics, sent along a USA Today article in which Wildfire NOTD subscriber Ray Rasker, Executive Director of Headwaters Economics, discusses the high cost of allowing continued housing developments in wildfire-prone parts of the West
Advancing development drives up cost of battling wildfires

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