1AC Flow - Timber ThinningEdit
Environmental Policy: John McCormick
Reform: “To put or change into an improved form or condition”
Timber Thinning: removing selected trees from a stand [of trees] -the Oregon forest Resources institute.
Goal: Environmental Security
Criterion: comparative advantage
I1: Wildfires cause millions of dollars worth of damage annually in the US.
I2: Wildfires dump pollution and carbon into the air
I3: Wildfires cause death
I4: Firefighters are delayed or prevented from taking preemptive measures against forest fires
M1: National Forestry Service will be categorically excluded from NEPA for the activities of:
1) Timber thinning,
2)Pile and Burn
Agency: Congress and the President
Enforcement:. National Forestry Service
Funding: redirect funds as needed from the $560 million in the fiscal 2010 defense authorization bill allotted to pay for a second engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
Forest thinning reduces risk of fire
Impact 1: Money saved
Impact 2: Pollution decreased
Impact 3: Wildfires prevented: Lives Saved!