Common Tragedies

Thoughts on Environmental Economics

Take this money, and light it on fire

Posted by Daniel Hall on March 4, 2008

of the annual budget of the Forest Service, the Forest Service used for wildfire suppression activities —
A) 13 percent in 1991; and
B) 45 percent in 2007

That is in Section 4901 (in Title IV, Subtitle I) of the Lieberman-Warner climate policy bill (S. 2191). In response the bill proposes to use the revenues generated by the auction of emission allowances to provide up to $1.1 billion per year for emergency firefighting efforts.

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