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US agency to pay for 11,000 miles of fuel breaks in 6 states
AP ^ | 2/15/2020

Posted on 02/15/2020 7:35:07 PM PST by McGruff

The Bureau of Land Management has announced plans to fund 11,000 miles (17,703 kilometers) of strategic fuel breaks in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada and Utah in an effort to help control wildfires.

The fuel breaks are intended to prop up fire mitigation efforts and help protect firefighters, communities and natural resources, The Oregonian reported Saturday.

According to the BLM, wildfires are becoming bigger and more frequent across the Great Basin states. Between 2009 and 2018, more than 13.5 million acres of BLM land burned in the project area.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Idaho; US: Nevada; US: Oregon; US: Utah; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: blm; firebreaks; fuelbreaks; wildfires
Has to be an impeachable offense.
1 posted on 02/15/2020 7:35:07 PM PST by McGruff
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2 posted on 02/15/2020 7:43:04 PM PST by McGruff
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Fuel breaks are those restroom breaks at gas stations, right?


3 posted on 02/15/2020 7:50:17 PM PST by BipolarBob (Joe Biden: "We can't let Trump keep on making America great".)
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Many years overdue!


4 posted on 02/15/2020 7:50:24 PM PST by Enterprise
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I was thinking fire breaks might be nice.

But depending on how much fuel we’re talking about, fuel breaks might blow the fire out too.


5 posted on 02/15/2020 8:02:01 PM PST by DannyTN
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Bureaucratic speak.


6 posted on 02/15/2020 8:02:15 PM PST by Deaf Smith (When a Texan takes his chances, chances will be taken that's fore sure)
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To: McGruff

The government owns/controls WAY too much of our land.


7 posted on 02/15/2020 8:05:08 PM PST by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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These are commonly known as dirt roads.

The big question is can I drive on them in hunting season? The Feds have been going bonkers on closing a lot of the access roads we use.


8 posted on 02/15/2020 8:15:48 PM PST by CurlyDave
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The government owns/controls WAY too much of our land.
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That’s what I was thinking. Look at that map. ...almost all government. ..... What the heck is national grasslands in Nevada?

Think of all the pencil pusher government “workers” payed by taxpayer’s sweat at these government agencies.

If you’re going to carve it up, might as well put in some oil and water pipelines.


9 posted on 02/15/2020 8:20:05 PM PST by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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Hi.

Why are fire breaks called fuel breaks now?

Here’s a novel idea. Let the electric utilities maintain their transmission line right of ways.

5.56mm


10 posted on 02/15/2020 8:33:12 PM PST by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP! Finish THE WALL!)
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To: Enterprise

Probably would never have happened without President Trump.


11 posted on 02/15/2020 8:42:26 PM PST by Cold Heart (.)
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To: McGruff

During those years the way wild land fires were managed changed - the result bigger fires. Before that the technique of assigning maximum resources to smaller fires was used to deal with them promptly. Only in the very recent two fire seasons have they started to aggressively attack fires in the initial phase. There is big money in fires getting to a tier one level.


12 posted on 02/15/2020 9:00:31 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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Salmon Idaho the forest service plowed the roads and planted trees there.


13 posted on 02/15/2020 9:27:15 PM PST by the_daug
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All across the country at all levels of government roads have been closed off and let grow back up in trees.

All part of the man bad earth good movement.


14 posted on 02/15/2020 11:19:08 PM PST by riverrunner ( o the public,)
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The government owns/controls WAY too much of our land.

I said that on a similar social media story, and a Lefty response was: "The government doesn't own anything, we own the government!"

I can't even...

15 posted on 02/15/2020 11:23:23 PM PST by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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Only took the AP writer (and I use that word guardedly) to tell the reader what a “fuel break” is. AP - Almost Professional - NOT!!


16 posted on 02/16/2020 12:32:58 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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Get the private sector involved. The govt should allow the lumber and paper companies to harvest and replant as they used to do before all the regulations were enacted.


17 posted on 02/16/2020 12:35:18 AM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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Wait! What about the snail darters, titmice, and horny frogs? It’s going to devastate them. I can hear the plants screaming now! This has got to STOP!


18 posted on 02/16/2020 5:04:12 AM PST by VTenigma (The Democrat party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: 2111USMC

If you toured the area, you would know that no one wants the land the government still owns.

The land was not settled because it can’t be economically farmed


19 posted on 02/16/2020 5:13:33 AM PST by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies)
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To: McGruff

otherwise known as Fire Breaks


20 posted on 02/16/2020 5:46:41 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now its your turn)
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