Environmentalists and the courts are still resisting calls for effective forest management — including efforts President Donald Trump has tried to implement — despite mass wildfires in western states.
Thirty five people are known dead from wildfires raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, with nearly 5 million acres charred and some 3,500 structures damaged or destroyed.
Trump spoke about the wildfires and preventing future devastation during a rally Sunday night in Henderson, Nevada.
“Tonight, we’re also praying for everyone throughout the West affected by the devastating wildfires,” Trump said. “We want forest management.”
“My administration is closely coordinating with the state and local leaders with the Governor and we thank the more than 28,000 firefighters and first responders courageously braving the danger and like, and I’m going there tomorrow,” Trump said.
“We have meetings with FEMA and all of the different people,” Trump said. “It’s crazy, it’s crazy what’s going on. Thousands