Breitbart cites Director of the Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell on current U.S. wildfires:
“The basic problem with our national forests and our BLM [Bureau of Land Management] forest is too many trees,” Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said. “We have thickets, not forests.”
“California, they have four times too many trees per acre,” Ebell said. “The national forests have about eight times more fuel or fiber every year. So, every year, this problem becomes worse.”
Prescribed burns can also be used, but in California, compliance with the Clean Air Act becomes an issue, Ebell said.
Moreover, out of control wildfires are not about weather but politics,” Ebell said.
“There’s a huge political problem here,” said Ebell, who called politicians like Democrat California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), former senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, “eco-imperialists” who blame climate change for wildfires while not taking action to prevent them based on their environmental activism.