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1AC Flow - Timber ThinningEdit

Definitions:


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


Inherency


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


Mandates


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.



Advantage 1


Forest thinning reduces risk of fire


Impacts:

Impact 1: Money saved

Impact 2: Pollution decreased

Impact 3: Wildfires prevented: Lives Saved!