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Rimfire recovery plan in the works
August 18, 2014 07:12PM
A Year After Rim Fire, Debate Sparks Over Replanting Trees
Lauren Sommer, KQED Science | August 18, 2014 |
http://blogs.kqed.org/science/audio/a-year-after-rim-fire-debate-sparks-over-replanting-trees/

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California’s Fire History Written in the Trees
Craig Miller, KQED Science | September 13, 2013
http://blogs.kqed.org/science/audio/californias-fire-history-written-in-the-trees/

Can Renewable Energy Reduce California’s Fire Risk?
Lauren Sommer, KQED Science | September 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
http://blogs.kqed.org/science/audio/can-renewable-energy-reduce-californias-fire-risk/

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Megadrought in U.S. Southwest: A Bad Omen for Forests Globally
http://e360.yale.edu/feature/megadrought_in_us_southwest_a_bad_omen_for_forests_globally/2665/
Re: Rimfire recovery plan in the works
August 18, 2014 09:40PM
I've driven through the area quite a few times this year. The amount of damage is just devastating. Miles and miles and miles, feels endless when you're driving thru. Unbelievable. Not sure what kind of sentence fits the foolishness.
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August 19, 2014 09:55AM
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Ohnivy-Drak

Not sure what kind of sentence fits the foolishness.


For the Los Angeles Times:


“Keith Matthew Emerald of Columbia, Calif., was charged with two felonies -- setting timber afire and lying to a government agent -- and two misdemeanors -- violating a fire restriction order and leaving a fire unattended and unextinguished -- the U.S. attorney's office announced Thursday.

The felony counts each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison, prosecutors said, and the misdemeanor counts a maximum of six months each.”



So he is looking at a maximum jail time of 11 years, if convicted on all four counts.
Re: Rimfire recovery plan in the works
August 19, 2014 09:14PM
I'd actually be okay with lifetime community service. He'd be forced to be part of the recovery/clean-up and other similar duties in the area for the rest of his life. Hard labor. I'm sure others will disagree and feel it's much too lenient.
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