Thinning Controversy NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports that after a historically fierce fire season, there's an equally fierce debate over how to thin national forests to make them less combustible. Some in the administration say environmentalists are holding up the process with unnecessary appeals... environmentalists say they need the appeal process to protect the forests.
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NPR's Elizabeth Arnold reports that after a historically fierce fire season, there's an equally fierce debate over how to thin national forests to make them less combustible. Some in the administration say environmentalists are holding up the process with unnecessary appeals... environmentalists say they need the appeal process to protect the forests.