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The Politics of Fire Suppression: Did Bush Administration Budget Cuts Cause Bigger Wildfires?

July 30th, 2008 | by Jennifer Lance

In 2007, the United States Forest Service (USFS) spent $1.37 billion fighting wildfires, up from $307 million ten years ago. This year, that number will be much greater due to the 2008 California Firestorm. How will financially strapped California and the USFS pay for these fires and did these fires grow larger because of Bush administration budget cuts

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