The issue of wildfire is one California leaders have neglected for decades and only seem to pay attention to nowadays between the months of May through October, as year after year, our state is devastated by catastrophic fire.
Since the beginning of 2020, there have been over 8,400 fires in California that have destroyed over 4 million acres. 96,000 Californians have been displaced by these fires, but our Governor and the majority party in power continue to dance around the issue without seriously committing to address it.
Why? Because they are beholden to special interest environmental groups that have driven out the timber industry, done away with controlled burning, and forbid proper forestry practices, leaving our lands ripe for catastrophic fire.