As wildfires once again ravage California, leaving a trail of dead bodies, homes destroyed, and dreams burned to ashes, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is putting some of the blame on radical environmentalists for contributing to the destructive conditions that make these fires possible.
As you can probably imagine, Zinke’s statement is going to send the left into absolute knee-jerk hysterics, which is what they’ve come to be known for when their ideals are challenged.
Zinke, in a conference call on Tuesday, said “every time there is a thinning project out, who’s suing?” when he was asked about President Donald Trump’s much-derided tweets and comments about “forest management” made as the deadly Camp and Woolsey fires raged and during a visit to the state last weekend.
“When lawsuit after lawsuit by, yes, the radical environmental groups that would rather burn down the entire forest than, than cut a single tree or thin the forest,” Zinke told reporters. “And it’s easy to find who, who is suing, and who promulgates these destructive policies.”take our poll - story continues below
His comments came as as firefighters were making progress in battling two major wildfires in California, one of which is the deadliest in recorded state history with at least 79 dead.
Trump first made comments about poor “forest management” on Twitter on Nov. 10 as the Camp Fire in Butte County in Northern California and two fires near Los Angeles raged. California firefighter’s groups and scientists quickly criticized the characterization as wrong.
The Sierra Club, one of America’s oldest and largest environmental organizations responded to Zinke’s statement by quipping that he “still doesn’t understand wildfires.”
Or, perhaps, the members of the Sierra Club aren’t quite as educated on wildfires as they’d like to believe they are. Maybe it’s a little bit of both? It seems the left, however, are the ones who lack understanding about a great many things.
Here’s to hoping the wildfires are not only stopped, but that proper steps are taken to prevent them from happening again.
Source: NBC News