President Bush's forest plan is half right.

President Bush's forest plan is half right.

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Aug. 23 2002 3:12 PM

Firestopper

President Bush's forest plan is half right.

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Allowing 400,000-acre swaths of forest to burn, as is happening in Oregon, is not acceptable to anyone. Bush's shotgun marriage between a sensible forest-health proposal and the cut-and-pillage tradition of Republican anti-environmentalism, though, may be as likely to start political fires as to extinguish forest fires.

Douglas Gantenbein is the Seattle correspondent for the Economist.

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