Friday, September 7, 2012

California tax on rural residents

Reading Jeff Fowle's most recent blog post was an eye opener. I didn't know that the state of California had levied a fire tax on California's rural residents. Jeff makes some great points. I would also suggest reading the comments. Having taken a range ecology class, I can see how our suppression of fire, and then building homes with all that extra tinder around, was a dumb idea. Also, if these are public lands, it shouldn't just be the rural residents that pay for the fires. If everyone in the state can go enjoy those public lands, then everyone in the state should take part in helping with it.

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