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Federal agencies fall short of Trump forest protection goals

Federal agencies fall short of Trump forest protection goals
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Nearly two years ago, President Donald Trump stood amid the smoky ruins of Paradise, California, where he blamed the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history on poor forest management.

“You’ve got to take care of the floors, you know? The floors of the forest, very important,” the president said.

He ordered the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior to make federal lands less susceptible to catastrophic wildfires with measures such as removing dead trees, underbrush and other potentially flammable materials.

But while Trump has accused California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of […]

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