Trump Administration Exploits California Wildfire Tragedy to Benefit Logging Industry
Argues for inclusion of pro-logging provisions in end-of-year agricultural legislation
Today, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the California wildfires to argue for including some of industry’s worst and most destructive preferred logging policies in the Farm Bill. The statements came following Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s insinuation that “environmental radicals” bore responsibility for the extreme conditions, not climate change.
Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen issued the following statement:
“The only ‘radicals’ here are Trump administration officials who are exploiting a climate tragedy to try to benefit their friends in the timber industry. There’s no question that climate change is driving these catastrophic wildfires and the deadly air quality that goes along with them.”
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