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Bush Pushes Forest Thinning to Fight Wildfires

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Bush Pushes Forest Thinning to Fight Wildfires

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Bush Pushes Forest Thinning to Fight Wildfires

Bush Pushes Forest Thinning to Fight Wildfires

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President Bush calls on Congress to support legislation that would allow federal agencies to quickly thin out millions of acres of public forests as a way to reduce the risk of wildfires. But environmentalists worry the bill, which has passed in the House, doesn't set enough limits on the timber industry. NPR's Don Gonyea reports.