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Commentary: A wildfire plan that makes things worse

Responding to the tragic losses of homes and lives in wildland fires in California over the past year, Gov. Jerry Brown announced a "major offensive" against fire, in the form of a "Forest Carbon Plan." The governor proposes to use $254 million of taxpayer money to double logging levels in California's forests - to "at least" 500,000 acres a year - and to achieve it, he wants to reduce environmental protections.

Although the governor's May 10 proposal is ostensibly designed to

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