TITLE

two weeks in the West

AUTHOR(S)
Peterson, Jodi
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
High Country News;9/1/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 16, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the implication of the wildfires in the U.S. In 1988, the wildfires in and near the Yellowstone National Park caused more than $3 million in property damage and killed two firefighters. In 2007, more than 1 million acres of Idaho went up in flames and in 2008, 55,000 acres have burned. In the west, lightning bolts and lighter-wielding pyros set the forest on fire but the federal agencies run out of money to address the incident, thus Congress put $1.2 billion in the Forest Service's pocket in 2008 to prevent and suppress fires.
ACCESSION #
34220613

 

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