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Letter: Environmental policies are to blame for the wildfires, not climate change

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington.
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When I was a teenager living in Northern California in the 1960s, environmental groups pressured the legislature into banning logging and brush clearing on government lands, thinking it would help the environment. (You may remember the spotted owl controversy.)

Now we are seeing the consequences of these policies in incredibly immense and wasteful fires. (Sorry, spotted owl.) But rather than admitting the error and repairing it, they are erroneously blaming global warming. Let’s correct the errors of the past instead of compounding more.

Mark Lund

Orem