While the media is busy trying to spin every news story as a negative for Trump, he keeps moving ahead trying to make improvements. This week, while everyone was focusing on the government shutdown, Trump was making changes to prevent more disastrous forest fires.
The Daily Caller reports:
TRUMP TAKES STEPS TO PREVENT CATASTROPHIC FOREST FIRES, INCLUDING MORE LOGGING
President Donald Trump moved forward with policies aimed at preventing catastrophic wildfires while the media breathlessly covered the government funding battle.
Trump issued an executive order Friday to allow for active management of forest and rangelands, including thinning and removing debris from millions of acres of federal lands.
The order also calls on federal officials to streamline regulations and permitting processes to allow the harvest of at least 3.8 billion board feet from U.S. Forest Service lands and 600 million board feet from Bureau of Land Management lands.
That represents a massive increase in timber sales from federal lands. For example, loggers harvested 2.9 billion board feet from Forest Service lands in 2017, according to federal figures. But even Trump’s increased allowance for loggers is still about one-quarter of what was harvested in 1973.
Trump also asked federal officials to do more to maintain roads into hard-to-reach areas where fires can spread.
This is a very positive thing that needs to be done. Not that the media would notice or care.