By Editorial Board
The Wall Street Journal 

A smoke signal on forest fire management

 


East Coasters are getting a smoky taste of what folks in the West experience when wildfires rage out of control. Maybe it will light a fire under Congress to reverse the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’s destructive Cottonwood decision that is impeding better forest management.

The smoke engulfing the East Coast is expected to linger into next week and maybe longer if Canadian fires aren’t controlled. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday blamed climate change, which is the scapegoat for every government policy failure that magnifies damage from natural disasters.

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