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Californians at Mercy of Wildfire Season After True Scope of Newsom's Failure Becomes Apparent

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It looks like Californians may be in for another year of hell. In this rendition, the devil is played by Gov.Gavin Newsom.

More than two years ago, Newsom signed an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. Under that deal, both the USFS and California would be tasked with implementing 500,000 acres of fire prevention and forest management in the state by 2025, according to CapRadio. Sounds like a good plan.

The road to hell, of course, is paved — or in this case, burned — with good intentions.

In late 2019, the Newsom administration launched California Vegetation Treatment Program. The program was designed to fast-track California’s byzantine environmental approval process so forests could actually be managed and fires prevented. CalVTP undertook an environmental review of more than 20 million acres in the state. Their goal was to streamline the environmental review process for new projects by allowing them to use the CalVTP review as a........

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